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Old 03-21-2013, 05:46 PM   #35
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Originally Posted by zbinks View Post
I think it was Karloff.
That's right. Karloff didn't want to tarnish the image of Frankenstein by appearing as the monster in a comedy. Physically I don't think he could do it anymore due to all the back issues the part caused him in the past. I know that Karloff was part of the publicity of the film since he was still under contract with Universal. Still I could have sworn that Lugosi and/or Chaney also had reservations about their roles in the film.
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