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#1 LawrenceA

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Posted Today, 01:27 PM

The Raven with Karloff, Lugosi, Irene Ware, Lester Matthews.

 

Correct.

 

Irene Ware was the beauty queen who appeared in a couple of movies with Bela Lugosi.

 

Lester Matthews was in Werewolf of London.

 

Ian Wolfe had ~400 credits.

 

Samuel S. Hinds also played George Bailey's father in It's a Wonderful Life.

 

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Your thread, Swithy.



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Posted Today, 01:24 PM

No, it's not The Old Dark House.

 

Like the previous question (The Black Cat), this movie shares a title with a later movie, but the later film is not a remake.

 

The movie in question is from the 1930s, the later movie is from the 1960s.

 

I left hints about 4 of the supporting players:

 

#1 also appeared in a Christmas classic (some would argue the perennial Christmas classic).

 

#2 amassed over 400 film and TV credits (he has an animal last name).

 

#3 was a former beauty pageant winner who appeared in movies opposite a horror icon (including this movie).

 

#4 also appeared in one of Swithin's favorite horrors (think mariphasa).

 

This ain't that tough, folks. It's a fairly well-known 1930s horror movie.

 

The Raven with Karloff, Lugosi, Irene Ware, Lester Matthews, Samuel S. Hinds. Hinds is the Christmas guy, Matthews was in one of my faves (WOL), Irene Ware was the beauty queen.



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Posted Today, 12:09 PM

No, it's not The Old Dark House.

 

Like the previous question (The Black Cat), this movie shares a title with a later movie, but the later film is not a remake.

 

The movie in question is from the 1930s, the later movie is from the 1960s.

 

I left hints about 4 of the supporting players:

 

#1 also appeared in a Christmas classic (some would argue the perennial Christmas classic).

 

#2 amassed over 400 film and TV credits (he has an animal last name).

 

#3 was a former beauty pageant winner who appeared in movies opposite a horror icon (including this movie).

 

#4 also appeared in one of Swithin's favorite horrors (think mariphasa).

 

This ain't that tough, folks. It's a fairly well-known 1930s horror movie.



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Posted Yesterday, 07:24 PM

I was thinking of The Old Dark House, but the term "beauty queen" put me off. I assume by "beauty queen" you mean someone who has won pageants? 

 

(Perhaps you consider Eva Moore a beauty queen?")

 

The film also stars Gloria Stuart, Raymond Massey, Charles Laughton, Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas, and Ernest Thesiger.

 

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Posted Yesterday, 07:11 PM

Clue #2 - As alluded to in my initial question, this film shares a title with another well-known horror movie, the other being a 1960s title.



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Posted 20 August 2017 - 10:11 PM

Clue #1 - 30s movie.



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Posted 19 August 2017 - 04:07 PM

Right, Lawrence. That's the second Universal Black Cat, with Bela Lugosi appearing in both. I have a nice 1940s Universal-Horror DVD package including that film.

Lawrence, you are up--

 

Funny you should mention that, because I recently purchased that same set!

 

Next:

 

This classic features several recognizable character performers, including one who had a small role in a Christmas classic, another actor who appeared in over 400 film and TV shows, a beauty queen best remembered for her roles opposite a horror icon, and an English actor who appeared in one of Swithin's absolute favorite horror films (regular readers of this thread should be able to guess the film). This movie also has a horror movie peculiarity in common with the last question's movie.

 

Name the movie, the two top billed stars, and the 4 other performers mentioned above.



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Posted 19 August 2017 - 03:53 PM

The Black Cat (1941)

Featuring Broderick Crawford, Gale Sondergaard, Gladys Cooper, and Alan Ladd (and Basil Rathbone, Bela Lugosi, Anne Gwynne, and Hugh Herbert)!

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Right, Lawrence. That's the second Universal Black Cat, with Bela Lugosi appearing in both. I have a nice 1940s Universal-Horror DVD package including that film.

Lawrence, you are up--
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Posted 19 August 2017 - 03:44 PM

The Black Cat (1941)

 

Featuring Broderick Crawford, Gale Sondergaard, Gladys Cooper, and Alan Ladd (and Basil Rathbone, Bela Lugosi, Anne Gwynne, and Hugh Herbert)!

 

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 03:23 PM

This horror movie Stars an Academy award-winning actor, who later starred in a classic legendary TV series.

And supporting players:

A Classic Hollywood movie star who would become one of the biggest stars of this movie's decade not long after he appeared in a small but pungent supporting role in this film.

A Classic Hollywood character actress who won the Academy Award.

A Classic Hollywood character actress who started her career on the London stage before World War 1.

What we need is:

the name of the movie,

the star and

the three supporting players.

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 03:10 PM

Boris Karloff starred in The Invisible Ray. English actress Violet Kemble Cooper was featured as his mother.

 

Correct, and Beulah Bondi was one of the supporting players. And it's on Svengoolie tonight! (I've also read that it's the first film to deal with the responsible use and misuse of radioactive material.)

 

Your thread, Princess.

 

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 03:06 PM

At the end of this underrated horror gem, a mother tells her son that he has "broken the first rule of science."

Name the movie, the two actors playing the roles mentioned above (the mother is a descendant from a famous English acting lineage, dating back to the 18th century), and the great Hollywood character actress who has a supporting role.

Boris Karloff starred in The Invisible Ray. English actress Violet Kemble Cooper was featured as his mother.

The great Beulah Bondi also has a supporting role.
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Posted 19 August 2017 - 02:48 PM

At the end of this underrated horror gem, a mother tells her son that he has "broken the first rule of science."

 

Name the movie, the two actors playing the roles mentioned above (the mother is a descendant from a famous English acting lineage, dating back to the 18th century), and the great Hollywood character actress who has a supporting role.



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Posted 15 August 2017 - 07:29 PM

The answer was 1957's Blood of Dracula.

 

Sandra Harrison as Nancy turns into...

 

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this elaborately eyebrow-ed vampire.

 

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Open thread.



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Posted 14 August 2017 - 10:11 PM

"I Was A TeenAge Werewolf"?

 

You're really close. This movie was often compared to it, although it does not have "teenage" in the title.



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Posted 14 August 2017 - 10:00 PM

"I Was A TeenAge Werewolf"?



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Posted 14 August 2017 - 05:51 PM

Clue #1: 50s film, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops rated the movie "Adults Only!".



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Posted 13 August 2017 - 12:54 PM

Swithin's question inspired this one:

 

What fright film set in a school features a terrifying eyebrow transformation?



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Posted 13 August 2017 - 12:32 PM

This sounds like either The Company of Wolves or Curse of the Werewolf, maybe. It's been a while.

 

It's the former: 

 

Granny's advice (Granny is played by Angela Lansbury in the sex-charged version of the "Red Riding Hood" story): "Never stray from the path, never eat a windfall apple, and never trust a man whose eyebrows meet in the middle."

 

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Your thread Lawrence.


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 11:46 AM

This sounds like either The Company of Wolves or Curse of the Werewolf, maybe. It's been a while.






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