Mainly early horror this time out–a few fun odds and ends here too. Goodkind (1896-1962) was mainly known as a film editor for nearly thirty years (1933-60), though he did direct three serials, all in 1939, that were repackaged as TV movies in later decades.
1939. The “opening crawl” text from Star Wars was based on this serial, and Rob Zombie’s robot in The Haunted World of El Superbeasto is based on the robot in this.
1943. Features first on-screen man-to-bat transformation.
1944. Only Universal Mummy film with no flashback footage, set in futuristic 1970.
1944. Last ‘Invisible Man” flick, outside of an Abbott & Costello film later on.
1946. Important, B-film noir. Based on book by Cornel Woolrich.
1948. Sci-fi/horror made in era where neither were being made much (1946-50 was a brief lull for these genres).
1957. Decent later entry in the film noir genre.
1957. This is what happens when you low-ball the bid for your monster model maker!