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Claude Rains

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Invisible Man, TheInvisible Man, The (1933) Recommended
Dir. James Whale
Feat. Claude Rains
Engrossing fantasy about a scientist who becomes invisible, thus leaving ego unchecked to gain advantage and wreak havoc. A memorable,…
Prince and the PauperPrince and the Pauper (1937)
Dir. William Keighley
Feat. Errol Flynn, Claude Rains
Fine adaptation of Mark Twain's immortal tale of two disparate young look–alikes who trade places.
Adventures of Robin Hood, TheAdventures of Robin Hood, The (1938) Aro Favourite
Dir. Michael Curtiz, William Keighley
Feat. Errol Flynn, Claude Rains, Olivia de Havilland
The 90's remakes look stodgy next to this stirring and vibrant original which basks in breakthrough technicolour and the definitive presence of Errol…
Here Comes Mr. JordanHere Comes Mr. Jordan (1941) Recommended
Dir. Alexander Hall
Feat. Claude Rains
Memorable romantic fantasy in which a none–too–bright boxer is killed in a plane crash before arch–angel Claude Rains sends him…
Wolf Man, TheWolf Man, The (1941)
Dir. George Waggner
Feat. Lon Jr. Chaney, Bela Lugosi, Claude Rains
Universal horror classic has Lon Chaney Jnr. bitten by werewolf Bela Lugosi among the foggy glades of Alpine–set English villages.
Now, VoyagerNow, Voyager (1942) Recommended
Dir. Irving Rapper
Feat. Bette Davis, Claude Rains, Paul Henreid
Compelling story of unrequited passion with Bette Davis radiant as the repressed spinster turned elegant socialite who falls in love with a married…
Kings RowKings Row (1942) Aro Favourite
Dir. Sam Wood
Feat. Robert Cummings, Ronald Reagan, Ann Sheridan
Celebrated and infamous melodrama of the titular smalltown, a seemingly placid American community, around which insanity, poverty and sadism hover…
Phantom of the OperaPhantom of the Opera (1943)
Dir. Arthur Lubin
Feat. Claude Rains, Nelson Eddy, Susanna Foster
Technicolour version of the old tale with Claude Rains warbling it up behind the mask. The emphasis here is more on singing than chills, it could be…
Passage to Marseille (1944)
Dir. Michael Curtiz
Feat. Humphrey Bogart, Claude Rains, Peter Lorre
Distinguished by the use of flashbacks within flashbacks, this WW2 propaganda piece re–unites the director with CASABLANCA alumnae.
Mr. SkeffingtonMr. Skeffington (1944)
Dir. Vincent Sherman
Feat. Bette Davis, Claude Rains, Walter Abel
Unrepentant weepie of epic length with Bette Davis as a NYC 'society girl' who snags a devoted and rich Jewish husband (Rains). But after a tangle…

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