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He said I looked like Boris Karloff!
22 December 1999
You can not really understand how funny that line is, until you've heard
delivered by Boris himself. He was unable to appear in the movie for two
reasons: Frank Capra needed to make the film before he entered the US Army
Signal Corps (the movie was filmed in 1941 but not released until after
play closed on Broadway), and Boris was tied to the play by a run of the
play contract. He was heartbroken, but went on with the
This is the only non-Broadway production featuring Karloff in the role,
written just for him.
This is the first version of AAOL I ever saw. I was quite young, but I
fond memories of it. Seeing the movie version later was a let-down.
Massey is a fine actor, and when the camera angle is JUST RIGHT, he does
look like Karloff. But he's not the master, and the difference is
I wish someone would find the film, or kinescope of this production so
others can see for themselves, what we've been missing all these
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