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The Wolf Man (1941) was a Horror - Black-and-white Film directed by George Waggner and produced by Jack J. Gross and George Waggner.

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Silver Screen Standards: The Wolf Man (1941)

By Jennifer Garlen on Sep 13, 2022 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Silver Screen Standards: The Wolf Man (1941) Chaney?s werewolf form makes him monstrous but retains enough of his humanity to be unsettling, especially because we can see his very human eyes in the monster?s face. When I?m asked to choose a favorite among the classic Universal monster movies, ... Read full article


From the Archives: The Wolf Man ( 1942 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Oct 15, 2021 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

Poor Larry Talbot, all he wanted was to enjoy himself at the gypsy fair with his newfound sweetheart. Instead, he got himself cursed and covered from head to toe with hair.....wolf's hair! In this publicity photo from The Wolf Man ( 1942 ), Lon Chaney Jr. dons the makeup of the wolfman and strikes ... Read full article


The Wolf Man (1941)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 31, 2017 From 4 Star Films

Even a man who is pure in heart, and says his prayers by night; May become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright. Universal had an impressive catalogue of horror films during the 30s and 40s that integrated gothic and science fiction themes into stories such as Frankenstein, ... Read full article


The Wolf Man (1941)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 31, 2017 From 4 Star Films

Even a man who is pure in heart, and says his prayers by night; May become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright. Universal had an impressive catalogue of horror films during the 30s and 40s that integrated gothic and science fiction themes into stories such as Frankenstein, ... Read full article


Monster Mayhem! It's Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man

By Rick29 on Oct 9, 2016 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Bela Lugosi as the Monster. The surprising popularity of 1942's The Ghost of Frankenstein (not one of my faves) left Universal Studios in a quandary. It wanted to make a sequel, but its staff writers felt that the Frankenstein Monster had nowhere to go. Desperation sometimes results in inspiration ... Read full article


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Larry Talbot and his father Sir John attend church on Sunday in the village, but the doorway and steps of the village church looks more like that of a cathedral. In fact, it was a cathedral - part of the original set built for the legendary silent version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, which had starred Lon Chaney Jr.'s famous father, Lon Chaney and which stood on the Universal back lot for over 20 years.
Larry Talbot's brother's name was John.
According to the documentary on the Recent Wolf Man DVD collection, the script for The Wolf Man was influenced by writer Curt Siodmak's experiences in Nazi Germany. Siodmak had been living a normal life in Germany only to have it thrown into chaos and himself on the run when the Nazis took control, just as Larry Talbot finds his normal life thrown into chaos and himself on the run once he is turned into a werewolf. Also, the wolfman himself can be seen as a metaphor for the Nazis: an otherwise good man who is transformed into a vicious killing animal who knows who his next victim will be when he sees the symbol of a pentagram (i.e., a star) on them.
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