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WSNS Channel 44 - Monster Movie One - "The Night of the Sorcerers" (Ending & Dragnet Opening, 1981)

Here is the ending for WSNS Channel 44's Saturday Monster Movie presentation of "The Night of the Sorcerers" (A.K.A. “La Noche de los Brujos”). Includes:

Ending of the movie (looks like they cut the credits out)

Don Ferris does the voiceover announcement for the close of the movie, while the theme song, Mussorgsky's "Night on Bald Mountain" plays (with some screaming or animal noises mixed in?) with some wind noises, and some imagery from monster movies is shown. He previews tomorrow's movie at 2pm (implying that this also aired at 2?) - "Triangle" on the "Sunny Afternoon Movie". (did he misspeak or was that what it was called?)

WSNS-TV Channel 44 License Renewal notice. On November 30th 1979, WSNS got its then current FCC license which lasted until December 1st 1982. Address your comments and suggestions to: Station WSNS - 430 West Grant Place - Chicago, Illinois 60614. Featuring Linda Frost. :-)

WSNS Channel 44 Outer Limits promo - Mondays, and Wednesdays through Fridays at 6pm. (Don Ferris voice over)

A.M. LaSalle Street slate bumper promo - Coming June 1st! 6am-8am Weekdays. (voice over by WSNS' former General Manager/Announcer Mal Wyman)

Opening of Dragnet including credits.

Partial ONTV commercial before the tape cuts off.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Saturday, May 16th 1981 @ 2pm!

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Looks like that "Dragnet" opening was from the "Dragnet 1969" season (with, of course, the opening titles altered).
Comment posted by W.B. on Tuesday, January 15th 2008 at 2:56pm.

Hmmm...sure looks and sounds like Linda Frost but with a different hairstyle than the Roller Super Stars "Neighborhood Notes". Maybe Linda(?)'s not smiling because she was about to go home for the day and the station wanted her to fill in this spot. She's more relaxed in the Neighborhood Notes and very stiff and tense in this one. I guess this will be one to ask Geno on too. Also, I personally think Don did a boo-boo. Sunday Afternoon Movie sounds so much better than Sunny Movie unless you're showing stuff like Care Bears, Huggles, Wuzzles, or even the Brady Bunch movies - then they can be called "Sunshiney Afternoon Movies". BLAAAARGH!!! Top-notch as always. Keep postin' em and I'll keep watchin' em.
Comment posted by harps251 on Tuesday, January 15th 2008 at 5:04pm.

Tim - Interesting. But take a look at what I wrote here and tell me what you think.
Comment posted by FuzzyMemories on Tuesday, January 15th 2008 at 5:41pm.

By the way, is it just my computer, or are Linda's voice and lip movements not completely matched up and out of sync?
Comment posted by FuzzyMemories on Tuesday, January 15th 2008 at 5:44pm.

She's fine on my computer, fuzz. Must be yours. I have another take on the Linda Frost images and these two vids of the Sorcerers and Roller Stars - I'm thinking this clip here MUST be before JUNE 1981 because the LaSalle St. promo mentions the debut of the program COMING SOON on June 1st! I'm guessing April or May? On the Roller Super Stars (OPEN) clip AM LaSalle St. is already established to air at 6am - no "coming soon" or "wait and see" type mentions from Mal Wyman whatsoever in that spot. So I'm deducing that the Roller Stars clip has to be a June 1981 clip and probably aired on the first or even maybe the second week of June so people could plan the events on the ...NOTES if they chose to attend them. Could I be in the ballpark here? In regards to Linda's image in the two vids, her hair just seems thicker and more permed here whereas in the 'Hood Notes it's still shoulder length - just less thick and trimmed straight. Women's hairstyles...always a-changin'! At least that's how I am interpreting this...what do you think?
Comment posted by harps251 on Tuesday, January 15th 2008 at 7:03pm.

-- (looks like they cut the credits out)

IMDb says the movie's got plenty o' full frontal nudity so the credits weren't the only things cut out.

It's possible the credits were cut if they were in Spanish.

Comment posted by Polyrasmatazz on Tuesday, January 15th 2008 at 11:01pm.

I'm sure the ON-TV portion of Channel 44 wouldn't mind the frontial nudity (I sure wouldn't!Ooops!Said too much!).
Comment posted by SoxOnTV44 on Wednesday, January 16th 2008 at 9:55am.

Linda was a fairly handsome woman either way! I did notice that her hair was darker and shorter in the previous spot. Must have been taped months or weeks apart.
(I know, as a male, my hair grows pretty quick. I have to get a hair cut at least every 3 weeks! I don't know if this holds true for females.)

Comment posted by armitagenlowell on Thursday, January 17th 2008 at 8:57am.

Comment posted by 69TH&STONY on Friday, February 1st 2008 at 3:46pm.

The music for this opening and closing to WSNS-TV's "Monster Movie" was "Night on Bald Mountain" from Walt Disney's "Fantasia".
Comment posted by musicradio77 on Monday, May 26th 2008 at 10:16pm.

Get a load of all those holepunches on the film, just before the ONTV commercial break. I bet the film operator at WSNS was thinking, "I GET IT! I'LL CHANGE THE DARN REEL!"
Comment posted by Gatorman on Monday, January 19th 2009 at 5:52pm.

The "Dragnet 1969" episode is entitled "Narcotics: DR 21," originally aired January 30, 1969.

Ofcs. Whitney and Elinson, seen entering the Narcotics division, were played by Marshall Reed and Don Stewart, respectively.

Comment posted by Gatorman on Wednesday, February 24th 2010 at 1:01pm.

I concur with Gatorman on the Dragnet episode id. As for the "Outer Limits" promo, the episode there is Season 1, Episode 17 "Don't Open Until Doomsday". Original air date: 1/20/64.
Comment posted by AnnArborMI90 on Monday, April 30th 2012 at 10:28am.

Full credits for the movie can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3Jc8B9VShQ&t=7m58s

Note the color of the text in the credits is a different color than is presented here. Also, that link has a better quality for a recent DVD/VHS release or TV broadcast.

Comment posted by VintageCanada on Wednesday, July 18th 2012 at 9:38am.

And that license renewal notice spot kinda can be easily mistaken for a news update similar to those that Kathy McFarland did on Channel 32 based on Linda Frost sitting in front of the camera with a "44" logo over her left shoulder.
Comment posted by VintageCanada on Wednesday, July 18th 2012 at 9:54am.

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