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Apr 7 12 11:05 AM
Apr 7 12 3:53 PM
I don't have a problem believing that Lugosi was paid a bundle for his British films. After all, he was a Hollywood star whose name had a lot of box office appeal (within a certain genre). The British studios just didn't have a lot of world-famous names working for them in the '30s. If Hammer and Argyle wanted him badly enough (and it appears they did) I can see why they would have shelled out a lot of money just to get him to come to the UK for one film.
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Apr 10 12 7:58 PM
>For THE MAN WHO CHANGED HIS MIND, Karloff was paid $30,000.<
That is very big money during The Great Depression.
Apr 21 12 7:31 PM
Apr 21 12 7:42 PM
Incidentally, Jacobs tells a wonderful story about the last-minute rush to get to England for the shooting. It was so quick and out-of-the-blue that the only cash Universal could advance Boris for the trip was change pilfered from the studio's pay phones. Apparently, Boris and Dorothy made the crossing with virtually no money in their pockets.
Apr 23 12 5:59 AM
But he was not just an actor, he was a human being - and he'd made his home in the U.S. for years. It may have been that simple.
Apr 23 12 9:54 AM
Apr 30 12 4:22 PM
Ted Newsom wrote: Lugosi follows it with top-lined lower-case stuff like DEVIL BAT-- (semi-shoddy, but I'll bet he made a couple grand a week for two weeks)--
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May 1 12 1:53 PM
Likely, maybe not; but possible? Sure.
Again, Ulmer did DETOUR in four. Also, cheapjacks like DEVIL look like there were few retakes - you see boom shadows in shots, hear bobbled lines, etc., etc. And weren't almost-as-long series eps. in the 60's - STAR TREK, etc., - shot on similar schedules?It may not have been just three days - but it sure as hell doesn't look like they spent three weeks on it. Unless they had a three hour siesta every single day, and three day weekends!
May 1 12 4:31 PM
May 1 12 8:54 PM
Wonder if Bela received any residuals for this....
<<Bela Lugosi on the cover of an Australian paperback.>>
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