Manly Hall Film Projects
In 1935 Lugosi and his friend Manly Hall tried to interest Warner Brothers in several projects which Lugosi hoped would showcase his talents as a classically trained actor. Hall produced treatments for Emperor of Atlantis, Faust, in which Lugosi was to play Mephisto, and The Mysterious Abbe, which was to star Lugosi as a crime-solving French clergyman. Warner Brothers were interested enough in the idea to conduct wardrobe tests, but later dropped the project.
Wardrobe tests for The Mysterious Abbe