The Wolf Man

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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Trivia: Lon Chaney Jr. is never referred to as "The Wolf Man" in the movie.

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Trivia: Even though Maria Ouspenskaya plays Bela Lugosi's mother in the movie, she was only 6 years older than him.

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Trivia: The werewolf that attacks Larry is actually a dog that belonged to a security guard who worked at Universal Studios.

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Continuity mistake: When Larry is taken home after being bitten by the werewolf, the door opens and Larry is seen staggering in. In the next shot, the door is seen opening again.

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Maleva: The way you walked was thorny, through no fault of your own, but as the rain enters the soil, the river enters the sea, so tears run to a predestined end. Your suffering is over, Bela my son. Now you will find peace.

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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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