(11/16/49) Radio: Appeared on "Starring Boris Karloff" episode "False Face".
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[on his pet hate] Background music in films. I know my films have it too - the heavy, sinister stuff. But I still think background music is an insult to the intelligence of audiences. The mood should be conveyed by the action and not have to be underlined. There was that Hitchcock film Lifeboat
(1944) in which three or four people were floating on a boat in the middle of the ocean. But from ...
He was the biggest star to lend his voice to a sound effect. Universal added his anguished scream over the dead Ygor from Son of Frankenstein
(1939) to its stock sound effects library and used it for subsequent films, including House of Frankenstein
(1944) (the cry when Daniel the hunchback falls from the roof).
Often plays imposing, sinister villains