James Whale’s brilliant follow up film and what I consider even better than it’s predecessor Frankenstein,(1931) starring the great Karloff and Elsa Lanchester as The Bride.
And a deliciously campy and fabulous performance by Ernest Thesiger as Doctor Pretorius.
In Karl Freund’s The Mummy Boris plays Imhotep who comes after his immortal beloved played by the fiery sensual Zita Johann.
I have said this so many times, and I never get tired of making the point, I wish Boris Karloff had been my grandfather. I did this music tribute to just 2 of his memorable performances, although there hasn’t been any time that I haven’t been moved by his gentility that comes through even the most notorious characters he’s inhabited.
Here is my song Fable Honey off the album Fools and Orphans. I dedicate this video to Boris and hope that he would be pleased with my treatment of his performances.