Beauty and the Beast (1962) US 1/2 Sheet
Edward L. Cahn mostly made what could be described as two-fisted tales in the western and crime genres. But he also shot a great Women in Prison movie Betrayed Women (1955) as well everything from The She-Creature (1956) to Zombies of Mora Tau (1957), It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958) and The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake (1959). He was a highly prolific director, almost 50 films between 1950 and 1962 alone – Beauty and the Beast would be his last.
A rather threadbare version, with insipid leads – Mark Damon (one of the many former beefcake actors who ended up in Italy throughout the 60s and 70s) and Joyce Taylor whose career dried up over the next few years. More of a werewolf-beast than ever (he even changes during the full moon), the makeup was appropriately created by former Universal make-up maestro (now freelancer) Jack P. Pierce, who tiredly reached for his Wolf Man kit. Apart from a few more years on the Mister Ed TV series, it was almost Jack's last work. He died in near obscurity in 1968.
Condition: FINE / VERY FINE (thick paper stock)