Claude Rains

  Happy Birthday, Claude Rains – at home in 1935 with his dog Patience  (November 10th, 1899 – May 30th, 1967). “Claude Rains was my favorite actor to work with.” – Bette Davis

The Invisible Man

        Claude Rains – The Invisible Man (1933) English actor Claude Rains (November 10th, 1889 – May 30th, 1967) made his American film debut in “The Invisible Man” (1933), swathed in bandages, his face virtually unseen until the final few seconds of the film.  James Whale, the film’s director, insisted on Rains playing the […]

Dr. Strangelove

    Stanley Kurbrick’s fondness for a “little game” of chess was matched by George C. Scott on the set of Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, 1964. It was as important not to disturb the chessboard as it was the set itself.