The Wolf Man

Synopsis: Upon the death of his brother, Larry Talbot returns from America to his ancestral home in Wales. He visits a gypsy camp with village girl Jenny Williams, who is attacked by Bela, a gypsy who has turned into a werewolf. Larry kills the werewolf but is bitten during the fight. Bela's mother tells him that this will cause him to become a werewolf at each full moon. Larry confesses his plight to his unbelieving father, Sir John, who then joins the villagers in a hunt for the wolf. Transformed by the full moon, Larry heads for the forest and a fateful meeting with both Sir John and Gwen Conliffe.
Genre: Horror
Director(s): George Waggner
Production: Universal Pictures
  1 win & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
70 min


Talbot Castle,

Mr. Larry.

Welcome home,


I'm mighty glad

to be here, Father.

Hasn't changed

much, has it?

Not in 300 years, except for

a few modern conveniences.

Do you know

Paul Montford?

Sure. Just dropped

in to say hello.

Welcome home,


We used to snitch

apples together.

Now he's chief constable

of the district.

Which reminds me, I've

got to get to work.

See you tonight about

00, Sir John?

Fine. Glad to have

you back, Larry.

Thanks. Bye-bye.

So, old Paul turned

out to be a cop, huh?

Cop? Yeah, a cop. Policeman.

You know.

He's Captain Montford,



I'm sorry about John.

Your brother's death

was a blow to all of us.

Sit down, won't you?

You know, Larry, there's developed

what amounts to a tradition

about the Talbot sons.

The elder, next in

line of succession

and so forth, is

considered in everything.

The younger frequently resents

the position in which he's found

and leaves home,

just as you did.

Yes, but, Father,

I'm here now.


But isn't it a sad commentary

on our relationship

that it took

a hunting accident

and your brother's

death to bring you?

It really isn't

as bad as it sounds.

I've watched every

bit of news about you.

I was mighty proud when you won

the Belden Prize for research.

The whole business

is probably my fault.

See, the tradition

also insists

that the Talbots be the

stiff-necked, undemonstrative type.

Frequently, this has been carried

to very unhappy extremes.

Don't I know that.


Let's decide, you and

I, that between us

there shall be no

more such reserve.

I'll do everything

that I can, sir.

Well, that should

be considerable.

You know, the 18 years you've been

away should have qualified you

to be of immeasurable

benefit to the estate,

since, in a great many ways, we are a

backward people, but don't quote me.

What have we got there?

It's from London, sir.

I think it's the new

part for the telescope.

Of course.

Come along, lad.

Come on. Up to the attic.

It's an observatory now.

There you are, sir.

I think that has it.

I'll have

a look at it.

It's excellent! Where'd you

learn such precision work?

Optical company

in California.

We did quite a job on that

Mount Wilson Observatory.

Are you interested

in astronomy?

Not especially.

I'm all right with tools.

In fact, I've done quite a little

work with astronomical instruments,

but when it comes to theory,

I'm pretty much of an amateur.

All astronomers

are amateurs.

When it comes to the heavens,

there's only one professional.


Well, I've got some things to do before lunch.

I'll leave you to it.

Good afternoon, sir.

May I help you?

Why, yes. I'm looking for a gift.

Something in earrings.

Certainly. We have

some very nice ones.

There's these diamond ones.

They're very smart.

Or how about

these pearl ones?

No. I don't think

any of those will do.

What I'm really looking for

is something half-moon shaped

with spangles on it.


I'm sorry.

We haven't any

like that just now.

Oh, yes, you have.

Don't you remember?

On your dressing table,

up in your room.

In my room?

Yes. Would you mind

getting them for me?


they're not for sale.

Well, I can't say

that I blame you.

They look so well on you.

Well, perhaps my father can help you.

I'll call him.

No, no, that

won't be necessary.

As long as I can't have the

earrings, perhaps I...

I'll buy a cane.

Tell me, how did you know about

the earrings in my room?

I'm psychic. Every time I see a

beautiful girl, I know all about her.

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Curt Siodmak

Curt Siodmak was a Polish-born American novelist and screenwriter. He is known for his work in the horror and science fiction film genres, with such films as The Wolf Man and Donovan's Brain. more…

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