Classic Movie Coincidence: Bela Lugosi and Arlene Francis

Bela Lugosi and Arlene Francis share a birthday and a film:

Both Bela Lugosi & Arlene Francis appeared in Murders in the Rue Morgue — and both were born today October 20 (25 yrs apart!).  Murders in the Rue Morgue was Arlene Francis’ debut film role.

Bela Lugosi and Arlene Francis in Murders in the Rue Morgue 1932

Bela Lugosi as diabolical mad scientist Dr. Mirakle and Arlene Francis as the ‘Woman of the Streets’ who falls prey to him in Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932, Robert Florey director). Lugosi was born on October 20, 1882 in Lugos, Hungary (now Lugoj, Romania) and Francis was born on October 20, 1907 in  Boston, Massachusetts.

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–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

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One Response to Classic Movie Coincidence: Bela Lugosi and Arlene Francis

  1. Fabulous connection. Really creepy movie.

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