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MUNSTER, GO HOME 1966 ORIGINAL 22X28

Munster Go Home! (1966) featuring Debbie Watson.

Even as “The Munsters” was being canceled in 1966 by CBS, the producers and Universal were still going through with a motion picture as planned for the Munsters. Pat Priest was oddly replaced by Universal contract player Debbie Watson as Marilyn.Munsterland.

Q: Why is there yet a third actress, Debbie Watson, playing Marilyn in the movie “Munster, Go Home”? Priest: Well, that broke my heart. As they were preparing to make that movie, they came down on the set to tell me that I wasn’t going to be doing it. They came on the SET to tell me. Very sensitive, right? (I’m being facetious. No, not sensitive at ALL!) They said they felt I was too old. Al and Fred went to bat for me, but it didn’t work. Q: You weren’t too old for the show but you were too old for the movie? Priest: Debbie Watson was under contract to the producers and they were paying her, so they just wanted to use this gal they had under contract. It was all a matter of money. They’d have had to pay me more than they’d have to pay her.” Monster Kid Classic Horrror Forum.

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