“The Wolf Man” quotes

(1941)
Movie The Wolf Man
Title The Wolf Man
Year 1941
Director George Waggner
Genre Drama, Horror
Plot – A young guy falls in love with a girl at first sight. He's reciprocated but the girl has a boyfriend yet. One evening, they go into the woods to visit with a friend a gypsy fortune-teller, but the friend disappears and the other two guys start looking for her. She's defending herself against a wolf and the guy throws himself against the beast. The next morning he learns with horror he has killed a werewolf and soon he transforms into a beast. First he kills the cemetery's caretaker, then he rushes against his beloved one and his father will be the next one. The man doesn't recognize his son and kills the beast. The girl is deeply shocked and comes back to her boyfriend.
All actors – Lon Chaney Jr., Claude Rains, Ralph Bellamy, Warren William, Patric Knowles, Bela Lugosi, Maria Ouspenskaya, Evelyn Ankers, Fay Helm, J.M. Kerrigan, Forrester Harvey, Jessie Arnold, Caroline Cooke, Harry Cording, Margaret Fealy, Gibson Gowland, Leyland Hodgson, Olaf Hytten, La Riana, Connie Leon, Doris Lloyd, Ottola Nesmith, Eddie Polo, Ernie Stanton, Tom Stevenson, Harry Stubbs, Eric Wilton
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  • “Even a man who is pure in heart and says his prayers by night, may become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright.”

    Fay Helm - Jenny
    [Tag:changing, purity]
  • “All astronomers are amateurs. When it comes to the heavens, there's only one professional.”
    Claude Rains - Sir John Talbot
    [Tag:astronomy, god, heaven]
  • “- Maleva: Whoever is bitten by a werewolf and lives becomes a werewolf himself.
    - Larry Talbot - The Wolf Man: Don't hand me that. You're just wasting your time.
    - Maleva: The wolf bit you, didn't he?”

    Maria Ouspenskaya - Maleva
    Lon Chaney Jr. - Larry Talbot - The Wolf Man
  • “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.”

    Maria Ouspenskaya - Maleva
    [Tag:death, farewell, pain]
  • “- Maleva: You killed the wolf.
    - Larry Talbot - The Wolf Man: There's no crime in that is there?
    - Maleva: The wolf was Bela.
    - Larry Talbot - The Wolf Man: You think I don't know the difference between a wolf and a man?”

    Maria Ouspenskaya - Maleva
    Lon Chaney Jr. - Larry Talbot - The Wolf Man
  • “It isn't a wolf... it's a werewolf!”
    Lon Chaney Jr. - Larry Talbot - The Wolf Man
    [Tag:animals, werewolf]
  • “You policemen are always in such a hurry. As if dead men didn't have all eternity.”

    Claude Rains - Sir John Talbot
  • “Fighting against superstition is as hard as fighting against Satan himself.”

    Harry Stubbs - Reverend Norman
  • “- Larry Talbot - The Wolf Man: You wouldn't wanna run away with a murderer, would you?
    - Gwen Conliffe: Oh Larry, you're not. You know you're not.
    - Larry Talbot - The Wolf Man: I killed Bela. I killed Richardson. If I stay here any longer, you can't tell who'll be next.”

    Lon Chaney Jr. - Larry Talbot - The Wolf Man
    Evelyn Ankers - Gwen Conliffe
    [Tag:killing, murder]
  • “- Sir John Talbot: Larry, Bela the gypsy was killed last night. Your walking stick was found next to the body.
    - Larry Talbot - The Wolf Man: You mean, Bela the fortune teller? But... I only saw a wolf.”

    Claude Rains - Sir John Talbot
    Lon Chaney Jr. - Larry Talbot - The Wolf Man
  • “- Reverend Norman: My dear Maleva, we can't bury this man without prayer.
    - Maleva: There is nothing to pray for, sir. Bela has entered a much better world than this. At least, so your ministers always say, sir.”

    Harry Stubbs - Reverend Norman
    Maria Ouspenskaya - Maleva
  • “- Sir John Talbot: Yes, that's the sign of the werewolf.
    - Larry Talbot - The Wolf Man: That's just a legend though, isn't it?
    - Sir John Talbot: Yes, but like most legends, it must have some basis in fact. It's probably an ancient explanation of the dual personality in each of us.”

    Claude Rains - Sir John Talbot
    Lon Chaney Jr. - Larry Talbot - The Wolf Man
  • “I believe a man lost in the mazes of his own mind may imagine that he's anything.”
    Warren William - Dr. Lloyd
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