Character Actors in Horror and Science Fiction Films, 1930–1960

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About the Book

This biographical dictionary presents a stellar lineup of talented, versatile character actors who regularly appeared in horror and science fiction films during Hollywood’s golden age. Many are well known by genre buffs and casual fans—they include Lionel Atwill, John Carradine, Dwight Frye, Rondo Hatton, Dick Miller, J. Carroll Naish, Maria Ouspenskaya, Glenn Strange, Edward Van Sloan, and George Zucco. Some are perhaps not so well known but equally at home in the horror and science fiction films—such as Anthony Carbone, Harry Cording, Rosemary La Planche, Dick Purcell, Elizabeth Russell and Mel Welles.
The 96 entries are complete with a biography and in-depth analyses of the actor’s best performances—demonstrating how important these personalities were to the success of their genre films.

About the Author(s)

Laurence Raw has published extensively in the field of film adaptations and performance. He teaches in the Department of English at Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey.

Bibliographic Details

Laurence Raw
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 232
Bibliographic Info: 95 photos, filmography, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2012
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4474-8
eISBN: 978-0-7864-9049-3
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface      1

Introduction: Recognizing Repetition      3

THE ACTORS      9

Filmography      203

Bibliography      214

Index      217