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More Poverty Row hi-jinks as Bela Lugosi, the actor who had famously passed up the role of FRANKENSTEIN in 1931 because he didn't want to be burdened by the cumbersome makeup that instantly made unknown bit-player, Boris Karloff, a household name. Now the horror star finds himself lumbering around the set of THE APE MAN as the half-gorilla, titular character who can't even stand up straight without receiving a shot of human spinal fluid! How times had changed by 1943.
Dir. William Beaudine
In DOOMED TO DIE (1940), Boris Karloff continues his sketchy portrayal of Asian master Detective, Mr. Wong, as he investigates a killing that implicates the young fiancee of the murder victim's daughter.
Dir. William Nigh
Finally, as an added extra treat... a look at MONOGRAM PICTURES' famous 1940's Blooper Reel, featuring flubbed lines and humorous outtakes from their various productions, including Monogram's Westerns, Crime Dramas and even a few of Boris Karloff from his MR. WONG series.
Monogram Pictures Blooper & Out-Take Reel