The booklet covers strange and infrequently remarkable parts of horror movie heritage: (1) The harrowingly tragic lifetime of Dracula's prime woman, Helen Chandler, as in detail remembered by way of her sister-in-law. (2) John Barrymore's 1931 horror cars Svengali and The Mad Genius, and their rejection via the general public. (3) The disastrous capturing of 1933's Murders within the Zoo, possibly the main racy of all Pre-Code horror motion pictures. (4) A candid interview with the son of mythical horror megastar Lionel Atwill. (5) The censorship battles of 1 extra River, as waged by means of Frankenstein director James Whale. (6) The adventures (and misadventures) of Boris Karloff as a celebrity at Warner Bros. (7) The level and reveal models of the horror/comedy Arsenic and previous Lace. (8) creation diaries of the horror noirs Cat humans and The Curse of the Cat humans. (9) Frankenstein Meets the Wolf guy revisited. (10) Horror propaganda: The creation of Hitler's Madman. (11) Horror big name John Carradine and the increase and fall of his Shakespearean Repertory corporation. (12) The surprise! Theatre tv phenomenon. And (13) A Tribute to Carl Laemmle, Jr., manufacturer of the unique common horror classics, together with an interview along with his female friend of virtually forty years.

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Robes, Vera West. Sound, William Hedgcock, Gilbert Kurland. Assistant administrators, Harry Mancke, Joseph A. McDonough. moment Cameraman, Alan Jones. Script manager, Helen McCaffrey. Jeweler, Eugene Joseff. working Time, 88 mins. Filmed at common urban, eleven may possibly to three July 1934. Retakes, July 1934. big apple prime: Radio urban track corridor, nine August 1934. l. a. most desirable, Pantages Theatre, nine August 1934. Diana Wynyard (Clare Corven), Frank Lawton (Tony Croom), Colin Clive (Sir Gerald Corven), Mrs. Patrick Campbell (Lady Mont), Jane Wyatt (Dinny), Lionel Atwill (Mr. Brough), Alan Mowbray (Mr. Forsyte), Reginald Denny (David Dornford), C. Aubrey Smith (The General), Henry Stephenson (Sir Lawrence Mont), Kathleen Howard (Lady Charwell), Gilbert Emery (Judge), E. E. Clive (Mr. Chayne), Robert Greig (Blore the Butler), J. Gunnis Davis (Benjy), Tempe Pigott (Mrs. Purdy), Snub Pollard (George), Billy Bevan (Cloakroom Attendant), Reginald Sheffield (Tommy), Doris Llewelyn (Vi), Arthur Hoyt (Perkins), Mary Gordon (Cook), Joseph North (Butler), Terry Spencer (Chauffeur at Ship), C. Montague Shaw (Guest), Frank Puglia (Waiter), Barlowe Borland, Luke Cosgrave, Stuart Holmes, Tom Ricketts, Hayden Stevenson (Barristers), Harold Nelson (Foreman of the Jury), James Whale (Cheerleader at Political Rally). 6 “Baby-Scarer! ” Boris Karloff at Warner Bros. , 1935–1939 “Why did you've me killed? ” —Boris Karloff as John Elman, The strolling useless, 1936 “It no longer great to make Fang mad! ” —Boris Karloff as basic Fang, West of Shanghai, 1937 “Are you suggesting that I’d force a bayonet via my very own hand? ” —Boris Karloff as Jevries, The Invisible threat, 1938 “My simply crime was once attempting to keep a life—if you name that treason! ” —Boris Karloff as Dr. Charles Gaudet, Devil’s Island, 1939 “In nearly 3 mins, this condo, with the complete British cupboard, can be destroyed! ” —Boris Karloff as Valdar, British Intelligence, 1940 An arisen angel of dying who resembles Frankenstein’s Monster, and whose climactic demise scene, to the mournful lines of “Kamenoi-Ostrow,” reduces audiences to tears … a chinese language warlord who speaks pidgin English, has a watch for the women and a date with a firing squad … a purple herring who’s punched, stabbed, and shot … a speeding French health professional who nearly loses his curly-haired head to the Devil’s Island guillotine … and a German secret agent who activities a facial scar and a derby hat. those have been Boris Karloff’s famous person roles in (respectively) The jogging lifeless, West of Shanghai, The Invisible risk, Devil’s Island, and British Intelligence—“Karloff’s Warners 5. ” movie heritage has essentially smiled on those cars Karloff made for the brothers Warner among 1935 and 1939, the place the star’s dressing quarters neighbored these of James Cagney, Bette Davis, Paul Muni, Kay Francis, Edward G. Robinson, Humphrey Bogart, Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell, Olivia de Havilland and Errol Flynn. all of the Karloff motion pictures supplied top-billing showcases for the actor’s versatility, all had Broadway openings (despite being “B” pictures), and all got here packaged (more or much less) with the super-slick potency of what was once arguably Hollywood’s so much gutsy and colourful studio.

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