The Wolf Man (Universal Pictures, 1941)

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The Evening Independent, November 22, 1941

The Wolf Man, The Evening Independent, November 22, 1941*

The Film Daily December 10, 1941

The Film Daily December 10, 1941

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The New York Times, December 22, 1941

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Universal, which must have a veritable menagerie of mythological monsters, all with an eye on stardom and a five-year contract, is now sponsoring the debut of its latest pride and joy, “The Wolf Man” at the Rialto. Perhaps in deference to a Grade-B budget it has tried to make a little go a long way, and it has concealed most of that little in a deep layer of fog. And out of that fog, from time to time, Lon Chaney Jr. appears vaguely, bays hungrily, and skips back into mufti. Offhand, though we never did get a really good look, we’d say that most of the budget was spent on Mr. Chaney’s face, which is rather terrifying, resembling as it does a sort of Mr. Hyde badly in need of a shave. Privately, and on the evidence here offered, we still suspect that the werewolf is just a myth.

Well, so for that matter is Santa Claus—though this is no time to be saying it. But the fact is that nobody is going to go on believing in werewolves or Santa Clauses if the custodians of these legends don’t tell them with a more convincing imaginative touch. And that is precisely where the wolf man is left without a paw to stand on; without any build-up either by the scriptwriter or director, he is sent onstage, where he, looks a lot less terrifying and not nearly as funny as Mr. Disney’s big, bad wolf. Sharing his embarrassment

are Maria Ouspenshaya, Claude Rains, Bela Lugosi, Warren William, Ralph Bellamy and Evelyn Ankers—who under more nonchalant circumstances would be referred to as a “sterling” cast. Most of them look as though they wished they had a wolf-skin to jump into—any old wolf-skin, so long as it was anonymous.
THE WOLF MAN, original screen play by Kurt Siodmak; directed by Gearge Waggner and produced by Universal. At the Rialto.
Sir John Talbot . . . . . Claude Rains
Dr. Lloyd . . . . . Warren William
Captain Paul Montford . . . . . Ralph Bellamy
Frank Andrews . . . . . Patric Knowles
Bela . . . . . Bela Lugosi
Twiddle . . . . . Forrester Harvey
Maleva . . . . . Maria Ouspenskaya
Jenny . . . . . Fay Helm
Gwen Conliffe . . . . . Evelyn Ankers
Charles Conliffe . . . . . J. M. Kerrigan
The Wolf Man . . . . . Lon Chaney

 

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The Baltimore News Post, January 12, 1942

The Baltimore News Post, January 12, 1942*

Sacremento Bee, January 31, 1942

The Wolf Man, Sacremento Bee, January 31, 1942*

The Spokesman-Review, January 31, 1942

The Wolf Man, The Spokesman-Review, January 31, 1942 a

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San Diego Union, February 4, 1942

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The Indianapolis News, February 10, 1942

The Indianapolis News, February 10, 1942*

San Diego Union, February 15, 1942

The Wolf Man, San Diego Union, February 15, 1942*

Seattle Daily Times, March 27, 1942

The Wolf Man, Seattle Daily Times, March 27, 1942

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Berkeley Daily Gazette, April 1, 1942

The Wolf Man, Berkeley Daily Gazette, April 1, 1942

The Wolf Man, Berkeley Daily Gazette, April 1, 1942 b*

Ottawa Citizen, April 1, 1942

The Wolf Man, Ottawa Citizen, April 1, 1942 b

The Wolf Man, Ottawa Citizen, April 1, 1942*

The Times-Picayune, April 1, 1942

The Wolf Man, The Times-Picayune, April 1, 1942*

Berkeley Daily Gazette, April 2, 1942

The Wolf Man, Berkeley Daily Gazette, April 1, 1942 c*

Ottawa Citizen, April 2, 1942

The Wolf Man, Ottawa Citizen, April 2, 1942*

The Times-Picayune, April 3, 1942

The Wolf Man, The Times-Picayune, April 3, 1942*

Berkeley Daily Gazette, April 3, 1942

The Wolf Man, Berkeley Daily Gazette, April 3, 1942 b

The Wolf Man, Berkeley Daily Gazette, April 3, 1942*

The Age, August 1, 1942

The Wolf Man, The Age, August 1, 1942*

Toledo Blade, October 7, 1949

The Wolf Man, Toledo Blade, October 7, 1949*

Posters

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Lobby Cards

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1948 Re-Release Lobby Cards

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1948 Re-Release Pressbook

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Icelandic Cinema Programme

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