Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)

I watched the 1943 sequel to The Wolf Man, Universal Studios Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man on Svengoolie. When grave robbers, looking for buried money in the Talbot mausoleum, open Larry Talbot’s crypt they find his body and the coffin stuffed with Wolf’s-bane. Lon Chaney Jr. (played the Mummy, Dracula, Frankenstein monster and the Wolf-Man), Larry Talbot, is free and starts seeking an end for his suffering. He locates the gypsy woman Maleva, Maria Ouspenskaya

(Russian actress and acting teacher), who helps him. This leads them to the Frankenstein monster, Bela Lugosi, and Baroness Frankenstein, Ilona Massey (Hungarian film, stage and radio performer).

Lon Chaney Jr. was supposed to play both the Wolf Man and the monster but due to the time and effort of make-up changes the idea was canned. The film was directed by Roy William Neill (11 Sherlock Holmes movies)

and produced by George Waggner (Wolf Man, The Ghost of Frankenstein, Phantom of the Opera). I especially liked the scene in the restaurant where the man is singing and Larry Talbot loses it when the lyrics are about “living forever”. I like this movie so I’ll give it 3 out 5 stars. For more information read Wikipedia, IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes.

Author: Doyle

I was born in Atlanta, moved to Alpharetta at 4, lived there for 53 years and moved to Decatur in 2016. I've worked at such places as Richway, North Fulton Medical Center, Management Science America (Computer Tech/Project Manager) and Stacy's Compounding Pharmacy (Pharmacy Tech).

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