The Wolf Man (1941) (3.5/4)

Wolf Man, The

Upon the death of his brother, Larry Talbot returns from America to his ancestral home in Wales. He visits a gypsy camp with village girl Jenny Williams, who is attacked by Bela, a gypsy who has turned into a werewolf. Larry kills the werewolf but is bitten during the fight. Bela's mother tells him that this will cause him to become a werewolf at each full moon. Larry confesses his plight to his unbelieving father, Sir John, who then joins the villagers in a hunt for the wolf. Larry, transformed by the full moon, heads for the forest and a fateful meeting with both Sir John and Gwen.

Directed by: George Waggner
The cast includes: Claude Rains (Sir John Talbot), Warren William (Dr. Lloyd), Ralph Bellamy (Col. Paul Montford (chief constable)), Patric Knowles (Frank Andrews (Talbot gamekeeper)), Bela Lugosi (Bela), Maria Ouspenskaya (Maleva), Evelyn Ankers (Gwen Conliffe), Lon Chaney Jr. (Larry Talbot/Wolf Man)
MPAA rating: , Running time: 70 minutes
Presented in: BW
Related titles: I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957), Wolfen (1981), Howling, The (1981), American Werewolf in London, An (1981), Wolf (1994), Dog Soldiers (2002)
Related categories: Horror, Monsters on the Loose, Mythology, Would be great in Color!

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