Essential: THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD (1935)
As most people know the original source material for this film comes from Charles Dickens’ last work which was incomplete at the time of his death. There is much speculation regarding how the author would have finished the story, which was one of his darkest and most nihilistic works of fiction. Universal played up the novel’s non-ending when advertising the film which arrives at its own Hollywood-type conclusion.
Claude Rains was not the first choice to play John Jasper, the opium addicted choir master who becom