Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Dead and Dumb

Mute monster? Eschew such a role!
Bela wants scenes to chew: why play troll?
So the thing goes to Boris
Who flings his thesaurus
And he's haunting, imbued with a soul.

David Cairns

Bela Lugosi famously turned down role of the Monster in Frankenstein (James Whale; 1931), feeling it didn't have any lines. The role went to Karloff, and helped to make him famous.

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