Colin Clive Overview:

Actor, Colin Clive, was born Colin Glenn Clive-Greig on Jan 20, 1900 in St. Malo, France. Clive died at the age of 37 on Jun 25, 1937 in Los Angeles, CA and was laid to rest in Chapel of the Pines Crematory Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.



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By Dan Day Jr. on Jan 15, 2019 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

No writer is able to vividly bring to life the various personalities involved in the making of classic Hollywood horror films like Greg Mank--and he does it again in his latest book, "ONE MAN CRAZY!" THE LIFE AND DEATH OF . Mank has written extensively on Clive in his earlier works, incl... Read full article

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By Orson De Welles on May 5, 2016 From Classic Film Freak

Share This! THE ?MAN ?WHO ?MADE ?A ?MONSTER ?Mr. Carl Laemmle feels it would be a little unkind to present this picture without a word of friendly warning,? begins Edward Van Sloan, one of the stars of the upcoming movie, speaking from the screen.? Standing meekly on a stage, he further cautions his... Read full article

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Colin Clive Quotes:

Henry Frankenstein: Help! Help!
Villager #1: Listen, it's Frankenstein.
Villager #2: That way.

Victor Moritz: You're crazy!
Henry Frankenstein: Crazy, am I? We'll see whether I'm crazy or not.

Henry Frankenstein: Dangerous? Poor old Waldman. Have you never wanted to do anything that was dangerous? Where should we be if no one tried to find out what lies beyond? Have your never wanted to look beyond the clouds and the stars, or to know what causes the trees to bud? And what changes the darkness into light? But if you talk like that, people call you crazy. Well, if I could discover just one of these things, what eternity is, for example, I wouldn't care if they did think I was crazy.

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Colin Clive Facts
May be the only cinema's Dr. Frankenstein to be taller (by about an inch) than the actor playing his monster, Boris Karloff. This inconsistency is not apparent in the films, since Karloff added on considerable size with lifts and padding.

He was a direct descendant of Clive of India and intended to pursue a career in the military, but a fall from a horse shattered those plans. This may be part of the reason why he was drinking - he was no longer fit enough to continue in his intended occupation.

Severe alcoholism hastened his death from tuberculosis, heart problems, and pneumonia..

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