|Boris Karloff/Warner Oland on the Set
|Courtesy of Charlie Chan Family
|Boris Karloff as Gravelle in
|"Charlie Chan at the Opera" (1936)
Don't you just love
this sketch of
Boris Karloff from
Charlie Chan at the
According to Walter Winchell:
Sex can't be important in films.
Remember, the world's leading film attractions
remain Charlie Chan, Boris Karloff and Shirley Temple.
One of Karloff's grislier
rolls is as The Ghoul, at least as far as Maven is concerned.
It's certainly one of his lesser known movies.
Check it out here.
The Ghoul (1933)
Colonel March of Scotland Yard
with Boris Karloff - This was an English series that they got lucky enough to get Karloff. . . . . Maven has only
one episode but it's certainly different from Karloff's usual fare!:
|The Son of Frankenstein (1939) with
|Boris Karloff as the Monster and Donnie Duagan as Peter von Frankenstein
Maven was doing some checking and checked
www.imdb.com for Donnie Dunagan, who played Basil Rathbone's son,
Peter, in The Son of Frankenstein (1939).
It has a note about what he's doing
Where Are They Now
(March 2011) San Angelo, TX USA: Retired Maj, USMC,
but Dunagan has kept up a hectic schedule by doing interviews on the ABC morning show "The View," in addition to the British
Broadcasting Corp. in London, Disney Studios, NBC-TV in Chicago and CBS-TV in Houston, among others due to the recent Blu-Ray
release of Bambi. (http://www.imdb.com).
And be sure to check CHARLIE CHAN: Behind That Curtain (1929) to check a still of Boris Karloff from that Chan Canon!
Maven has come across
six goodies that Boris Karloff did for radio and . . . the best part is that they're avaiable for free, only needing to click
on the links!
Maven posted on two other websites about
what Warner Oland and Boris Karloff had in common and got a quick answer from Steve Fredrick (CHARLIE CHAN: Hawaii Steve and the Charlie Chan Tour) at www.charliechan.info. Unfortunately for Maven, he thought up a lot more answers
than she had!:
(1) In the movies, they both became stereo-typed by playing popular
(2) They both wore make-up to create these famous
(3) They both began their film careers during the
(4) They both became movie icons during the 1930s.
(5) They both worked with Bela Lugosi.
(8) They both made movies shot in Hawaii.
(9) Last but not least, they both played Fu Manchu
in the movies.
And more Karloff/Oland
similarities from Steve:
(1) Both actors were born in a foreign country, but achieved their
great success in the USA.
(2) Both actors died in their respective home countries, i.e.: Karloff
in England and Oland in Sweden.
(3) Both actors appeared in films with the beautiful Myrna Loy.
(4) Both actors appeared in films with the equally beautiful Valerie