THE WOLF MAN

Director George Waggner
Year 1941
Starring Lon Chaney Jr., Claude Raines, Evelyn Ankers, Bela Lugosi
Run Time 70min
More Info IMDb

Fast moving and suspenseful, this is one of the second wave of Universal Horrors. Full of the atmosphere that characterizes the first batch of their iconic monster films, with a jolt of the energy and momentum that the studio brought to their ‘40s output. Lon Chaney Jr. will forever be known as Lawrence Talbot, an unfortunate man bitten by a gypsy lycanthrope who undergoes a frightening transformation when the moon is full. Universal’s horror queen Evelyn Ankers is a lovely and welcome presence and Claude Rains does the heavy acting as Talbot’s father. Featuring the unforgettable Maria Ouspenskaya, who delivers the classic bit of Hollywood folklore: “Even a man who is pure at heart and says his prayers by night....” 

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