You mean Harry Lauter -- not "Larry Hauter"! Oh, okay, him. Good eye.
In fact, I was thinking of another Werewolf cast member, S. John Launer, whom I do know, but don't believe is in TDTESS. My mix-up.
If you've not seen The Giant Claw, you must try to do so sometime. To paraphase your apt mini-review of The Werewolf, not good, but quite hilariously bad. (Well, actually, it has its moments. That's the main reason I bought the set, though 3 of the 4 are good in some way, and even Zombies of was worth seeing if only to realize that there are some poor films that aren't fun even on a bad-film level!
I was certain you'd remember him, hobnob (pardon the red herring. It was unintentional). When I first recognized him in The Werewolf I could not recall which movie it was that I owned that he was in. It soon came to me and I checked his IMDb listings and did not see The Day the Earth Stood Still. So I unrolled the Full Credits on The Day the Earth Stood Still and there he was hidden away. At first, while watching The Werewolf I thought the actor was Kirby Grant!
Haven't seen tail or talon of The Giant Claw since the 60's when it was on ABC Channel 7's Six O'clock Movie.
One of my great disappointments with the SyFy Channel (nee Sci-Fi) was built on my presumption that movies like this would find a home on it. The reality of "All Stargate All the Time" came home right away. I'd rather watch any of those old B/W flicks than the bulk of their "Originals".
Anyway, The Werewolf was an unexpected treat. The Citizen Kane (1941) of lycanthrope movies.
Ah, the original The Wolf Man, with Lon Chaney, Jr. (nee Creighton), was probably the CK of werewolf movies. Great cast for such a film, especially in 1941 (Claude Rains, Ralph Bellamy, Maria Ouspenskaya, etc.). The Werewolf was, perhaps, the Touch of Evil of werewolf flicks. Touch of Evil was, in turn, the Frankenstein 1970 of Charlton Heston Hispanic-impersonation films.
The deep focus used in The Werewolf was very unusual, and the staging of the actors. The scene in the bar at the beginning of the movie where Joe is in the foreground and Marsh warming his hands (a bit out of focus) in the back, made me think, "Whoa! -- what's going on here? Interesting shot.
But no arguments from me if anyone says The Wolfman (1941) is a landmark film. The music was terrific.
"Even a man who is pure in heart and says his prayers by night,
may become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms
and the autumn moon is bright."
Who could pull off a line like that these days?!