cast of characters
larry talbot...........lon chaney jr.
claude rains
warren william
ralph bellamy
patrick knowles
bela the gypsy...........bela lugosi
maleeva the gypsy woman......maria ouspenskaya
evelyn ankers
screenplay....curt siodmak
directed by....george waggner
A UNIVERSAL PICTURE
 

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Even so, Chaney reprised the role for one last hurrah in "Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein" which signaled the end of an era, as Frankenstein, Dracula, and yes, the Wolfman all met the final demise. 


 
 
 

hers death, Larry Talbot is thrust back into a world he had left voluntarily; one of prestige, leisure and fortune. Now primed to take over the inheritence of his fathers estate as the only son, Larry realizes all too soon that he has other things to concern himself with...like Lycanthropy.


 

 

 Unlike previous monsters of his day, the Wolfman (Larry Talbot) struggled greatly with his predicament, seeking peace in death, instead of the rampant murderous cravings of his unrestrained alter-ego.

Claude Raines portrays the elder Talbot who at one time tries to convince Larry he's having wild imaginations, eventually striking down the beast who has terrorized the township with a silver wolf headed cane given him by Larry, unknowingly killing his only son.
And who is the responsible party for all of this anguish?

    Bela Lugosi, of course, this time playing Bela the Gypsy who's werewolf bite curses young Talbot.  Larry befriends Bela's mother, Maleeva the Gypsy woman, who in turn tries her best to help him thru his ordeal.

   "The Wolfman" has a critical dubious distinction.....ushering in such classics as "Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman", "House of Frankenstein", and "House of Dracula", where Larry Talbot was finally cured of his lycanthropy. 
 
 
   
Even so, Chaney reprised the role for one last hurrah in "Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein" which signaled the end of an era, as Frankenstein, Dracula, and yes, the Wolfman all met the final demise.