Favorite Non-Frankenstein Karloff

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Which is your favorite non-Frankenstein Boris Karloff performance?

Poll closed Feb 21, 2007.
  1. Scarface (1932)

    2 vote(s)
    4.3%
  2. The Mummy (1932)

    10 vote(s)
    21.3%
  3. The Ghoul (1933)

    1 vote(s)
    2.1%
  4. The Black Cat (1934)

    5 vote(s)
    10.6%
  5. Tower of London (1939)

    1 vote(s)
    2.1%
  6. The Ape (1940)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. The Body Snatcher (1945)

    3 vote(s)
    6.4%
  8. Isle of the Dead (1945)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Bedlam (1945)

    1 vote(s)
    2.1%
  10. The Haunted Strangler (1958)

    1 vote(s)
    2.1%
  11. Corridors of Blood (1959)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. The Terror (1963)

    3 vote(s)
    6.4%
  13. Targets (1968)

    12 vote(s)
    25.5%
  14. Other

    8 vote(s)
    17.0%
  1. rhett

    rhett Administrator

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    Everyone will remember this English bloke for his heartfelt depiction of Mary Shelly's original monster, but Karloff has been notable in several other performances. Will it be some of his Lewton work, his work with the Gordon's, or something else altogether?
     
  2. Spacevis

    Spacevis There's some Dettol in the jeep!

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    The Raven :D

    Althought I must say Peter Lorre actually steals the show in that one.
     
  3. Cujo108

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    His performance in Targets is his best performance, period.
     
  4. satans-sadists

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    I would choose the Val Lewton production The Body Snatcher. Karloff's performance as Cabman Gray is the most complex of his career. Runners up for me would be The Black Cat, The Mummy, and Targets.
     
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    I second The Body Snatcher. He's incredible in that one. That has to be one of the more menacing performances in cinema history. That Lewton box set is a real treasure in general. I had never seen the majority of those films.

    I loved his work in Targets as well, especially because he's essentially playing himself. The scene where he tells that long story all in one take is a great piece of work. He was apparently in very poor health when he made that film, which makes it that much more remarkable.
     
  6. VenicuS

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    I'm all about "The Body Snatcher", myself. Great role, although I liked his depiction of the mute in "The Old Dark House", as well. But "The Mummy" runs a close second behind TBS.
     
  7. dwatts

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    There's a lot, but since I have choose at this very moment, I went other.

    He's so much fun in The Mask of Fu Manchu, and with its racist overtones, it's just a hoot to see today. So I'm going with that.
     
  8. DrHerbertWest

    DrHerbertWest For Your Health

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    I went with Black Cat. Karloff AND Legosi. Awesome.
     
  9. Spit

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    The best Karloff role of all was when he played a woman!
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    Aww shes so PRETTY!
     
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  10. dwatts

    dwatts New Member

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    Someone link for Ryan. :D
     
  11. RyanPC

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    :eek1: :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  12. Workshed

    Workshed a.k.a. Villyan Shit

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    I love the pairing in that post of your avatar and that image, RyanPC. No offense, of course, to Bea. :lol:
     
  13. RyanPC

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    They do look a lot alike, don't they? Especially now:

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    I love her to death, though. :lol:
     
  14. Workshed

    Workshed a.k.a. Villyan Shit

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    Glad it's Friday, as I am laughing out loud at work.
     
  15. dwatts

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    I see a hint of Betty Davis.
     
  16. 4Gotten1

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    Black Sabbath. Probably my favorite Bava as well. He was very effective in The Wurdulak.
     
  17. ReelFear

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    Targets.
     
  18. Anthropophagus

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    Always liked The Body Snatcher. The original Mummy for some reason does nothing for me. I do like the Hammer films version with Lee and Cushing and have a strange fascination with Agrama's Dawn Of The Mummy even though I know it sucks.
     
  19. Darga

    Darga Narcissistic Personality

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    Yes, Black Sabbath. It should have been a choice on the list.
     
  20. I like his senbd up of himself in Targets...good movie to go out on
     

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