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Old 2nd November 2012, 10:42 PM
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Default Lionel Atwill

What a criminally underrated actor! Atwill, like Price (who himself would later go on to reprise Atwill's performance in Mstery of the Wax Museum) , specialized in an urbane brand of villainy. Suave and sophisticated, Atwill could also very easily project psychopathic malevolence with nothing more than a passing glance.

I would also highly recommend the book, "Hollywood's Maddest Doctors: Lionel Atwill, Colin Clive, George Zucco," as well as what I think are his three finest cinematic performances,

Murders In The Zoo

Son of Frankenstein

Man Made Monster

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Old 4th December 2012, 05:14 PM
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Default Lionel Atwill

Fully agree on Lionel Atwill. My favorites include "Ghost of Frankenstein", "Doctor X" and "The Vampire Bat". Growing up in the 60's when 30's horror films were still shown frequently on TV Atwill was one of those actors that you always looked forward to seeing.
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