The Wolf Man

'It's only in your mind' says Claude Rains to his screen son Lon Chaney Jr, as he straps the suspected werewolf to a chair in Universal's second try at the Wolf Man saga. But he's three corpses too late, and we've already seen the transformation as Chaney stomps through a never-never land of foggy glades outside English villages set in Alpine scenery. Suspension of disbelief aside, this is interesting for its relatively modern equation between Chaney's wolfish desires and his unhappy fate, for its concern over the victims, and for the fact that - despite all odds - there's undeniable magic within the staid format. DMacp.

Release details

Duration: 70 mins

Cast and crew

Director: George Waggner
Screenwriter: Curt Siodmak
Cast: Claude Rains
Maria Ouspenskaya
Patric Knowles
Fay Helm
Warren William
Lon Chaney Jr
Evelyn Ankers
Bela Lugosi
Ralph Bellamy

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5 / 5

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Richard Freeman

Don't you think the wolfman looks just like a Yorkshire terrier? All he needs isa little dickie bow and one of those little tartan jackets.

Richard Freeman

Don't you think the wolfman looks just like a Yorkshire terrier? All he needs isa little dickie bow and one of those little tartan jackets.