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Colin Clive (1900–1937)

Who could forget Colin Clive's "It's Alive! It's Alive!" as he melted to the floor mumbling the same over and over in ecstasy after his success at animating the Monster in the first sound version of Frankenstein (1931). Film history - horror film history - but part of a short history for actor Colin Clive ... See full bio »

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 1937 The Woman I Love
Capt. Thelis
 1937 History Is Made at Night
Bruce Vail
 1935 The Widow from Monte Carlo
Lord Eric Reynolds
 1935 The Girl from 10th Avenue
John Marland
 1934 One More River
Sir Gerald Corven
 1934 The Key
Capt. Andrew 'Andy' Kerr
 1933 Looking Forward
Geoffrey Fielding
 1932 Lily Christine
Rupert Harvey
 1931 The Stronger Sex
Warren Barrington
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He acted in Ferenc Molnar's play, "The Swan," at the St. James's Theatre in London, England with Edna Best, Herbert Marshall, Henrietta Watson, Margaret Watson, Basil Loder, and Irene Vanbrugh in the cast. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 2 Portrayals | 1 Article | See more »


5' 11" (1.8 m)

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Personal Quote:

[to Louis Hayward on the set of "The Woman I Love"] My dear sir, get out of this business. It'll kill you; it'll kill you.


The reason James Whale wanted to cast Clive as Stanhope in "Journey's End" in the role created by Laurence Olivier was because he was fascinated by the prospect of having the part played by a real alcoholic. See more »

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