Directed by Michael Anderson
Produced by George Pal
Starring Ron Ely, Paul Gleason, Bill Lucking, Michael Miller, Eldon Q, Eldon Quick, Darrell Zwerling, Carlos Rivas, Paul Wexler, Janice Heiden, Robyn Hilton, Pamela Hensley
I saw Doc Savage: The Man Of Bronze (1975) during its brief theatrical run, and at 11 years old, I loved it. Of course, it bombed (it was competing with Jaws that summer) and the proposed sequel (Doc Savage: The Arch Enemy of Evil) was never made.
Fans of the original pulp novels have lots of problems with the film. But it sent me straight to the Bantam paperbacks with the great James Bama cover paintings (above is a particular favorite).
Like a lot of folks, I have a soft spot for this movie. So I was really stoked to hear that Warner Archive’s giving it a Blu-Ray release in November. Have no fear — Doc Savage is here!