History Film / TheWolfMan1941

9th Oct '15 11:17:55 PM Godzilla1992
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Can Larry overcome this curse? Are his friends and family safe from the roaming beast? Will anyone take a werewolf named Larry seriously? [[note]]The answer to all these questions is no.[[/note]]

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Can Larry overcome this curse? Are his friends and family safe from the roaming beast? Will anyone take a werewolf named Larry seriously? [[note]]The answer to all these questions is no.[[/note]]
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26th Apr '15 3:52:27 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler: DoomedProtagonist: When you've become a monster, in a UniversalHorror movie no less, your chances of living until the end are '''very''' slim. Which is why TheHeroDies.]]
* [[spoiler: DownerEnding]]
* EvilDetectingDog

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* [[spoiler: DoomedProtagonist: [[spoiler: When you've become a monster, in a UniversalHorror movie no less, your chances of living until the end are '''very''' slim. Which is why TheHeroDies.]]
* [[spoiler: DownerEnding]]
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27th Jan '15 7:19:27 PM PaulA
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LawrenceTalbot (Chaney) is about to have a really bad night. He's just returned to his family's home in Llanwelly, Wales, to reconcile with his father (Rains). While there, he meets and starts pursuing Gwen Conliffe (Ankers), a shopkeeper who sold him a walking stick adorned with a silver wolf's head (which she says represents a werewolf). In the course of rescuing Gwen's friend Jenny from an apparent wolf attack, Larry is bitten. He soon learns from a gypsy fortuneteller (Ouspenskaya) that the wolf in question was actually a werewolf, specifically her son Bela (Lugosi) roaming the countryside in the form of a wolf. Bela had been a werewolf for years, and has now passed on the curse to Larry.

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LawrenceTalbot Lawrence Talbot (Chaney) is about to have a really bad night. He's just returned to his family's home in Llanwelly, Wales, to reconcile with his father (Rains). While there, he meets and starts pursuing Gwen Conliffe (Ankers), a shopkeeper who sold him a walking stick adorned with a silver wolf's head (which she says represents a werewolf). In the course of rescuing Gwen's friend Jenny from an apparent wolf attack, Larry is bitten. He soon learns from a gypsy fortuneteller (Ouspenskaya) that the wolf in question was actually a werewolf, specifically her son Bela (Lugosi) roaming the countryside in the form of a wolf. Bela had been a werewolf for years, and has now passed on the curse to Larry.
26th Jan '15 11:43:34 PM PaulA
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* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: Larry's "Wouldn't wanna run away with a murderer" speech is an interesting version of this, in that he doesn't actually say much about his feelings, specifically, but the context and his facial expressions make everything perfectly clear.
24th Jun '14 7:15:24 PM Googolplex20
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**A possible reason for this is that the film was originally meant to be a psychological thriller, where you're never quite sure if Larry is really becoming a werewolf or whether it's all in his head. Naturally, this means he would have to be attacked by a creature resembling a true wolf, for if he was attacked by a WolfMan type monster, there would be no doubt that the werewolves are indeed real.
24th Apr '14 11:17:28 PM Mdumas43073
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* FakeBrit: Lon Chaney, Jr. as Larry Talbot and Ralph Bellamy as Col. Montford.
** In Talbot's case it's justified as him having lived in America for eighteen years.
24th Apr '14 11:16:59 PM Mdumas43073
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* FakeBrit: Lon Chaney, Jr. as Larry Talbot and Ralph Bellamy as Col. Montford.
** In Talbot's case it's justified as him having lived in America for eighteen years.
24th Apr '14 11:13:16 PM Mdumas43073
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* TheDanza: Bela Lugosi as Bela the gypsy.
24th Apr '14 11:05:16 PM Mdumas43073
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Lon Chaney, Jr.'s Wolf Man was featured in four further films in the {{Universal}} monster cycle:

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Lon Chaney, Jr.'s Wolf Man was featured in four further films in the {{Universal}} Universal monster cycle:
24th Apr '14 11:04:44 PM Mdumas43073
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* TropeCodifier / TropeMaker: For the werewolf movie. Also for werewolves in general, as there's no lycanthrope's equivalent of ''{{Dracula}}''.

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* TropeCodifier / TropeMaker: For the werewolf movie. Also for werewolves popular werewolf fiction in general, as there's no lycanthrope's equivalent of ''{{Dracula}}''.
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