|Thriller episode scripted by Richard Matheson|
Amber Frost: Rain Room
Bill Crider: Barefoot in the Park (1967 film) ...trailer; Gary David Goldberg, RIP
|Mamie Van Doren|
BV Lawson: Media Murder
Dan Stumpf: Caught
Ed Gorman: Mamie Van Doren; Richard Matheson
Ed Lynskey: favorite comedy films; The Monroes
Elizabeth Foxwell: Macabre (1958 film based on an "Anthony Boucher" novel)
Evan Lewis: The Lone Ranger (1956 film featuring the television cast)
George Kelley: Love is All You Need
How Did This Get Made?: Howard the Duck
|Hitchcock silent film The Manxman|
Iba Dawson: The Hitchcock 9 (a touring package of silent films); Much Ado About Nothing (2013 film)
Ivan G. Shreve, Jr.: Phil Harris; The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
Jackie Kashian: Voice Actor Kyle Hebert (at A-kon)
Jake Hinkson: Superman: The Movie (1978) after The Man of Steel
James Reasoner: Hunters are for Killing (aka Hard Frame)
|Barefoot in the Park|
Jerry House: Richard Matheson on Television, particularly Thriller: "The Return of Andrew Bentley"
Juri Nummelin: The Lord of the Rings (1978 film)
Kate Laity: Scotland and the Birth of Comics
Kliph Nesteroff: Hits a Poppin'
Laura: The Final Edition
Lucy Brown: Star of Midnight (1935 film)
Martin Edwards: Marple: "Greenshaw's Folly"
Marty McKee: GetEven; Wonder Women; Mesa of Lost Women
Mike Tooney: Ironside: "The Monster of Comus Towers"
Mystery Dave: The Alamo (2004)
|Django, The Last Killer|
Patti Abbott: Nowhere Man
Prashant Trikannad: Horst Buchholz & Maxwell Caulfield
Randy Johnson: Gun Law; Django, The Last Killer (aka L'ultimo killer)
Rick: The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T; pirate movies
|The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T|
Scott Cupp: Super
Sergio Angelini: The Axeman Cometh; Richard Matheson
Stacia Jones: Sincerely Yours
Stephen Gallagher: Crusoe: writing a fight scene
Television Obscurities/Barry Grauman: The Restless Gun
Todd Mason: early Richard Matheson in a/v: please see below.
Walter Albert: Four Hours to Kill
Richard Matheson, the beginning of his a/v legacy...
Surprisingly, to me at least, it seems little if any of Richard Matheson's early work was adapted for network and syndicated dramatic radio in the 1950s (though I look forward to having it pointed out, if I've overlooked it in my hasty search)...but, as Jerry House's culling of his tv appearances from IMDb notes, he did begin appearing on screens with an episode of the Dumont television series, which went into first-run syndication as the Dumont network collapsed, Studio 57, in 1955 (the filmed anthology series was so-titled because it was sponsored by Heinz, corporately proud of their 57 varieties of pickles). "Young Couples Only" might be most of the reason the series is remembered...Peter Lorre almost compensates for the lack of an effects budget...
Now is Tomorrow was an unsold pilot for an anthology series from 1958, after the film adaptation of The Shrinking Man as well as the Studio 57 half-hour, but this is still only the third representation, apparently, of Matheson in the visual dramatic format...I haven't yet had a chance to watch this one...but like "Young Couples Only," it has some familiar faces in its cast:
And, perhaps along with or just after an episode of the television western Buckskin (the first of several tv western scripts), there was another film, The Beat Generation, rich in Beat jive dialog, which managed to snag Louis Armstrong for its score as well as onscreen appearances...another I've yet to see. (I have a suspicion that of among these links, this one is the most likely to disappear soon...)