CHANDU ON THE MAGIC ISLAND (1934) - Bela Lugosi
Starring: Bela Lugosi, Maria Alba, Clara Kimball Young, Wilfred Lucas, Josef Swickard
Principal Pictures Corporation
Note. "Chandu" is the alias of otherwise typical American family man, Frank Chandler.
I remember watching this movie as a chapter play serial and it was just wonderful. The music, the magic, the terror and horror of each episode was like a magnet pulling me like iron to it.
And best of all it starred Bela Lugosi as the hero.
Most of you film buffs know he was hardly ever a hero in movies. Typecast as a "Dracula," type villain for the majority of his film life.
But it doesn't take away from his acting abilities, nor his onscreen charm, or offscreen.
He was one of the big three horror stars of his time, Lon Chaney Junior, Boris Karloff and himself.