Thursday, 23 February 2012

The Art of Universal #3

Frames from one of the very best of all Universal Horror films, James Whale's brilliantly realised 1933 version of 'The Invisible Man'.

This was Claude Rains' first American film role, and he was cast because he had an intelligent, cultured, distinctive voice, important in a role where the main character cannot be seen for most of the film. It was a real triumph for Claude, especially as he had to work strenuously in his early career to eliminate a very strong Cockney accent.

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