Monster on the Campus

1958

A college professor acquires a newly discovered specimen of a prehistoric fish. While examining the find he is accidentally exposed to it's blood, turning him into a murderous Neanderthal.

Cast:
Arthur Franz .... Professor Donald Blake
Joanna Cook Moore .... Madeline Howard
Judson Pratt .... Lieutenant Mike Stevens
Nancy Walters .... Sylvia Lockwood
Troy Donahue .... Jimmy Flanders
Phil Harvey .... Sergeant Powell
Helen Westcott .... Nurse Molly Riordan
Alexander Lockwood .... Professor Gilbert Howard
Whit Bissell .... Dr. Oliver Cole
Ross Elliott .... Sergeant Eddie Daniels

 

Joanna Moore

Southern bred beauty Joanna (Cook) Moore certainly had things going for her when her career began in the 50s. Armed with a beautifully smoky voice that enhanced her already stunning, creamy blonde beauty, Joanna played wily females for sure in such films as Walk on the Wild Side (1962) and Son of Flubber (1963), but she is probably best remembered as the benevolent girlfriend of Sheriff Andy Taylor in the early season TV episodes of "The Andy Griffith Show." At the peak of her career Joanna married her "Prince Charming", Ryan O'Neal, on April 3, 1963, who would be making a huge impact as Rodney Harrington the following year on the nighttime soap "Peyton Place." The good-looking couple had two children who also became actors - Tatum (later Oscar-winner) and Griffin. The marriage, however, was tempestuous, to say the least, and they divorced acrimoniously in February of 1967. Things started to slide after that for Joanna. She lost her children in 1970 due to severe drug and alcohol addiction. Both of her children would battle similar problems as adults. There was talk that Joanna was living in self-styled communes and completely abandoning herself from any Hollywood contact. She was not heard of for decades until discovered in the Palm Springs area involving herself in small theatre projects. Joanna died in 1997 of lung cancer with daughter Tatum at her side.

Nancy Walters

Nancy's career began as a model, appearing in ads in magazines such as Vogue, Mademoiselle, and Harper's Bazaar. In Blue Hawaii, she was Miss Prentice, the schoolteacher who was on a tour to Hawaii with her class. Her famous line: "Mr. Gates, do you think you can handle a schoolteacher and five teenage girls?" Elvis' reply: "Oh, I... I'll certainly try, ma'am!" (Once again, Elvis is stuck with a dirty, thankless job!) Besides Blue Hawaii, Nancy has appeared in The Singing Nun with Debbie Reynolds, Bells Are Ringing with Dean Martin, and Monster On The Campus, among others. She also made quite a few guest appearances on TV shows in the '60's, including "77 Sunset Strip" and "The Jackie Gleason Show". Today Nancy is retired from acting, and is an evangelist with the "Jesus Is Coming" Ministries. Apart from being an ordained minister, Nancy is a published poet, a painter, an estate executive, and a world-wide traveler.