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The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965) starring Max von Sydow, Dorothy McGuire, Charlton Heston, Claude Rains, José Ferrer, Telly Savalas

The Greatest Story Ever Told

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The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965) starring Max von Sydow, Dorothy McGuire, Charlton Heston, Claude Rains, José Ferrer, Telly Savalas

The Greatest Story Ever Told is an epic retelling of the life of Jesus Christ, from his birth in Bethlehem to his crucifixion and resurrection.

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The Invisible Man [Claude Rains]

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The Invisible Man (1933), starring Claude Rains, directed by James Whale

The signature adaptation of H.G. Wells’ The Invisible Man stars Claude Rains as a scientist who discovers a serum that makes him invisible. Covered by bandages and dark glasses, the scientist arrives at a small English village and attempts to reverse his discovery.

However, the same drug that renders him invisible is slowly driving him insane … And capable of committing acts of terror. Directed by James Whale, the horror classic features groundbreaking special effects by John P. Fulton.

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Angel on My Shoulder

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Angel on My Shoulder (1946) starring Paul Muni, Claude Rains, Anne Baxter

Synopsis of Angel on My Shoulder

In Angel on My Shoulder the Devil agrees to release a recently-murdered gangster back to Earth … if he’ll take over the body of an honest judge and make him do evil, to ruin his election chances. The criminal, eager to settle the score with his murderer, finds out being bad isn’t as easy in the judge’s shoes …

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The Wolf Man (1941)

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The Wolf Man (1941) starring Lon Chaney Jr., Claude Rains, Evelyn Ankers, Bela Lugosi reviewed by The Masked Reviewer

The Wolf Man begins with Lawrence “Larry” Talbot (Lon Chaney Jr.) is coming home after learning of his brother’s fatal accident to take over the family estate. When he is there he reconciles with his father Sir John Talbot (Claude Rains). Exploring the town he left behind he meets the beautiful Gwen Conliffe (Evelyn Ankers) in an antique shop. Gwen tells him the “myth” of the werewolf which Larry laughs off until he is bitten by a werewolf himself.

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World

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movie review of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World (1960) starring Michael Rennie, Claude Rains, Jill St. John, Fernando Lamas

This is the Irwin Allen version of the movie, where the “dinosaurs” are plainly lizards with fins and horns attached, making the “frightening” monsters laughable. And that’s a crying shame.   The acting is fine, and the interaction between the various A-list actors (Michael Rennie, Claude Rains, Fernando Lamas, Jill St. John, David Hedison) is one of the best things about the movie. It should also be said that, despite the title, the movie takes large liberties with the basic story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. For example, in the original novel, there were no female characters at all.

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Mr. Skeffington

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Mr. Skeffington (1944), starring Bette Davis, Claude Rains

Product Description of Mr. Skeffington

 Bette Davis stars as a beautiful but vain society woman who, to pay her brother’s gambling debts, marries a financier she does not love — Mr. Skeffington. The marriage does not last, and the former Mrs. Skeffington flits from beau to beau casually leaving a trail of broken hearts. But when she contracts a near-fatal case of diphtheria, her beauty is destroyed by the terrible scars left by the disease. Now middle-aged, scarred and unable to win men’s hearts with her beauty, she finally finds love with the now-blind man she had wed years before–Mr. Skeffington

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100 Years of Horror

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Editorial review of 100 Years of Horror courtesy of Amazon.com

Product Description

  is the first show of its kind ever produced; chronicling the history of movie horror from the earliest experimental chillers through the unforgettable “golden age of movie monsters,” and on through today’s terrifying fright films.Hosted by Christopher Lee, the screen’s legendary King of Horror, the show features appearances by Robert De Niro, Jamie Lee Curtis, Hugh Hefner, Charlton Heston, Kenneth Branagh, Joe Dante, and many more. Also featured are fascinating interviews with Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney Jr., Vincent Price, Peter Cushing, and Claude Rains. Included as a special bonus are never-before-seen interviews with the friends and families of the legendary names of horror such as Bela Lugosi, Jr.; Boris Karloff’s daughter, Sarah Karloff; Claude Rains’ daughter, Jessica Rains, and more.

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Here Comes Mr. Jordan

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Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941), starring Robert Montgomery, Evelyn Keyes, Claude Rains, James Gleason, Edward Everett Horton

I recently saw Here Comes Mr. Jordan, and I can say that I truly enjoyed it, with wonderful performances all around. It’s a movie that clearly deserved it’s Oscars. Here’s why:

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Casablanca

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Movie review of the classic Casablanca, starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, – one of the most iconic movies of all time.

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