Thursday, November 02, 2006

The Wolf Man

Tonight we watched The Wolf Man, with Lon Chaney, Jr. in the title role. This is my favorite of the monster movies, which my hubbie hadn't realized until quite recently. Once he found out he went out and bought the DVD to replace our old VHS tape which we couldn't get to play on Halloween night. Claude Rains is priceless as always and is perfect as Sir John Talbot, father of the recently returned son who suffers under the tragic curse. Bela Lugosi puts in a fine performance as the gypsy fortune-teller. I love Maria Ouspenskaya as the old gypsy who tries to help Larry Talbot in his time of great need. She is also a bright spot in Love Affair, which I much prefer to the remake.

"The way you walked was thorny through no fault of your own, but as the rain enters the soil the river enters the sea, so tears run to a predestined end. Your suffering is over. Now you will find peace for eternity."

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