Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Tuesday's Fright Film Tidbit

According to film historians  Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932) was meant as a consolation prize for actor Bela Lugosi and Robert Florey, who had both been dropped from Frankenstein (1931).  Robert Florey who had originally been assigned as director for the film, wanted Lugosi to play the role of Dr. Frankenstein but, Carl Laemmie Jr., the producer, did not want Lugosi for that role and recast him in the part of the creature.  After several screen-tests with Lugosi as the creature, Laemmle didn't like the results and fired both Florey and Lugosi. Laemmle then hired up and coming director James Whale who in turn cast Boris Karloff in the role of the creature.

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