“The Old Dark House”

Ernest Thesiger as Horace Femm


Universal Pictures


with Eva Moore

with Raymond Massey, Charles Laughton, and Gloria Stuart

Picture Play, 1932

Motion Picture Herald, July - September, 1932

Silver Screen, July 1932

“He [James Whale] heard that I was playing in New York and when the run of ‘The Devil’ ended suggested that I should come out to the coast and make a picture.  I did a test in New York, which was so bad that the Hollywood authorities, I am told, roared with laughter when they saw it.  However one short part of it was better than the rest and I was given a contract.”

Ernest Thesiger, from his unpublished memoir, I Was