Larry Talbot returns home where he reconciles with his father Sir John Talbot and strikes up a friendship with Gwen. But things don’t go the way he wants them when Larry is bitten by a werewolf and doomed to become one himself. Here are a few movie mistakes to look for while watching the 1941 horror classic “The Wolf Man”.
· Jenny is having her palm read by Bela while Larry and Gwen are taking a stroll through the woods. Larry and Gwen stop to talk and his hand is seen propped up against the tree, next to Gwen’s head. Larry takes his hand down when he says “you know what I mean”. But in the next front view of the two of them, Larry’s hand is back in its original position against the tree.
· Larry is attacked in the woods and Gwen is helping him home. In the far view, the butler opens the door and helps Larry (with Gwen) inside. The scene cuts to a close-up of the door and the butler helps them in again.
· The first time Larry turns into a werewolf, he is sitting in a chair and wearing a white t-shirt. After Larry transforms and is walking through the woods, he is now wearing a dark, long sleeved shirt with buttons instead of the t-shirt. This happens again later in the film!
· The positions of Dr. Lloyd and Larry change during the scene when they’re talking about werewolves. At first, Dr. Lloyd and Larry are leaning forward, towards each other. In the next view, when they’re talking about the asylum, the two are leaning back and away from each other. But during the line “Doctor, I have to talk to you”, Dr. Lloyd and Larry are in their original positions, leaning towards each other.
“The Wolf Man” (1941) stars Lon Chaney Jr., Claude Rains, Ralph Bellamy, Evelyn Ankers and Bela Lugosi. It runs 70 minutes and is unrated.
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