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Monday, July 12, 2021


Believe it or not I had never seen the James Whale Universal horror/comedy.

It's a very simple story. Several people, because of a terrible storm find themselves stranded with a most unusual family.

The family is named Femm, and they are an odd bunch indeed. Ernest Thesigar is Horace Femm, the head of the household along with his demented sister Rebecca.

Boris Karloff shines as Morgan, the butler who cannot talk, but is very menacing. This film was not well received when first released and then for a very long time was thought to be a lost film. Since it has resurfaced, it has been called a great classic.

The top notch cast also includes Raymond Massey, Charles Laughton, Lilian Bond, Eva Moore, Gloria Stuart and Brember Wills (in a standout performance).

The print on Tubi isn't too bad and it is available on Blu-ray as well.

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