As I've often said, the beauty of doing so much reading and research into the worlds of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror is that I do come across some things from the ash heap of history. Some of them I've honestly never heard about -- nor do I remember seeing in my youth -- and that means I'll have very little to say about them in this space. If something does tickle my fancy, then I'm inclined to do a bit of research; and yet the older I grow the more I just have to accept that I just won't get around to profiling each of these things ... be they good, bad, or downright ugly.
Today's entry from the 'Most Likely It Was Ugly' Department was a little 'something something' that came to life thanks to the early days of genre maestro Roger Corman: 1958's Teenage Caveman apparently cast Robert Vaughn in the role of a ... well ... teenage caveman. For those of you who don't know the name, I'd encourage a Googling. Any of the hundreds of pictures available of the late actor you can find should demonstrate my befuddlement: with his chiseled good looks and clearly photogenic features, Vaughn looks probably about as far from a caveman, cavewoman, or caveperson than anyone has likely ever been.
Honestly, there's not a lot of information available about the film out there on the Information Superhighway. IMDB.com's Trivia Page for the flick states that Vaughn considered this one of the worst films ever made, and I guess that might be all I really have to say about the feature at this point. Pictures are below via the lobby cards available on IMDB.com, and I think it's safe to suggest that we chalk this merry little excursion up to the safest rule ever written: "Buyer beware."