The stair where mad doctors once trod
The lair of a shocking big clod
Could hateful old Ming
Create such a thing?
Who'd dare don a smock and play God?
In this still from Flash Gordon (Frederick Stephani; 1936), Buster Crabbe and Jean Rogers pose on the watchtower steps from Bride of Frankenstein (1935). The set was used for interiors of Ming's palace.