Monday, December 17, 2007

Curtis Harrington anecdote concerning James Whale

This anecdote is reported by Curtis Harrington in the documentary Universal Horror which is on Disc Two of the Frankenstein Anniversary 75th Edition concerning the film's preview in 1931.

"After the preview, he [Frankenstein's director James Whale] was sound asleep about 3 AM when suddenly the phone rang from the desk and they said, 'It's someone wants to speak to you, Mr. Whale'. And a voice came on and said, 'Are you the guy that directed that picture that they showed tonight'? And he said, 'Yes'. He said, 'Well I can't sleep and I'll be god-damned if I'm going to let you sleep'."

This anecdote occurs at about 49:37.


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7:28 AM  

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