The Wolf Man

The Wolf Man (1941)

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Corrected entry: Talbot insists that his father tie him to a chair. He is wearing a T-shirt & trousers. After turning into the Wolf Man, Talbot is prowling through the foggy woods. He now has on a long sleeve shirt.

Correction: Larry is wearing a long sleeve shirt when he is tied down. The only time he is seen with a t-shirt is when he goes through his first transformation.

Corrected entry: The Wolf Man steps in a steel trap. The jaws have snapped shut above his ankle. As he rolls around on the ground, the trap is shown to have snapped shut between the ankle & the toes. When the gypsy woman shows up, the trap is again shut above the ankle.

Correction: After closely watching this scene again, it was determined that the trap remains above the ankle the entire time.

Continuity mistake: When John presents Paul to Larry, he calls him "Captain Montford", but the credits shows him as "Colonel Montford". (00:00:35 - 00:03:12)

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Larry Talbot: It isn't a wolf... it's a werewolf.

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Trivia: In Curt Siodmak's original script for the film, whether or not Lawrence Talbot really underwent a physical transformation to a werewolf or if the transformation simply occurred in his mind was left ambiguous. The Wolf Man was never to appear onscreen.

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Question: At the time that this movie was made, nobody knew what made a werewolf, what could kill a werewolf, or when a werewolf would appear. Who decided that these things could happen?

Answer: Werewolves as a concept date back many years - this film originated many of the current conventions though, so the simple answer to your question is "the writers of this film". See the Wikipedia for more info - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Werewolf.

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