James Whale's classic The Invisible Man features still-sharp special effects, loads of tension, a goofy sense of humor, and a memorable debut from Claude Rains. Rains, with his clear, sensitively inflected voice, was lucky: it made him a star.  James Whale's 1933 film plays more like a British folk comedy than a horror movie; it's full of the same deft character twists that made his Bride of Frankenstein a classic.{R****

James Whale's classic The Invisible Man features still-sharp special effects, loads of tension, a goofy sense of humor, and a memorable debut from Claude Rains. Rains, with his clear, sensitively inflected voice, was lucky: it made him a star. James Whale's 1933 film plays more like a British folk comedy than a horror movie; it's full of the same deft character twists that made his Bride of Frankenstein a classic.{R****

Claude Rains 1889-1967  William Claude Rains, born in the Camberwell area of London, was the son of the British stage actor Frederick Rains. The younger Rains followed, making his stage debut at the age of eleven in "Nell of Old Drury."   Google Image Result for http://image1.findagrave.com/photos250/photos/2010/272/850_128591193906.jpg

Claude Rains 1889-1967 William Claude Rains, born in the Camberwell area of London, was the son of the British stage actor Frederick Rains. The younger Rains followed, making his stage debut at the age of eleven in "Nell of Old Drury." Google Image Result for http://image1.findagrave.com/photos250/photos/2010/272/850_128591193906.jpg

1940s Vintage Movie Poster 1946 ALFRED HITCHCOCK Notorious ILLUSTRATION Cary Grant INGRID BERGMAN Claude Rains ADVERTISEMENT Hollywood by Christian Montone, via Flickr... Have movie posters in reception hall

1940s Vintage Movie Poster 1946 ALFRED HITCHCOCK Notorious ILLUSTRATION Cary Grant INGRID BERGMAN Claude Rains ADVERTISEMENT Hollywood by Christian Montone, via Flickr... Have movie posters in reception hall

Claude Rains in “The Invisible Man” (1933). What a fantastic film! Perfectly paced, great story, tons of interesting detail and effects - they don't (often) make 'em like this anymore!!!

Claude Rains in “The Invisible Man” (1933). What a fantastic film! Perfectly paced, great story, tons of interesting detail and effects - they don't (often) make 'em like this anymore!!!

Claude Rains served in the First World War in the London Scottish Regiment, with fellow actors Basil Rathbone, Ronald Colman and Herbert Marshall. Rains was involved in a gas attack that left him nearly blind in one eye for the rest of his life. However, the war did aid his social advancement and, by its end, he had risen from the rank of Private to Captain.

Claude Rains served in the First World War in the London Scottish Regiment, with fellow actors Basil Rathbone, Ronald Colman and Herbert Marshall. Rains was involved in a gas attack that left him nearly blind in one eye for the rest of his life. However, the war did aid his social advancement and, by its end, he had risen from the rank of Private to Captain.

William Claude Rains was an English stage and film actor whose career spanned 46 years. (The Invisible Man,  Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Lawrence of Arabia, Casablanca) 1989-1967

William Claude Rains was an English stage and film actor whose career spanned 46 years. (The Invisible Man, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Lawrence of Arabia, Casablanca) 1989-1967

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