Monday, June 8, 2009
Mad Doctors: Dr Paul Rigas
Hello Pulp friends :)
Today we start a new feature called "MAD DOCTORS"! All week long I will be portraying famous mad doctors and insane scientists, brilliant minds which have gone completely wrong in the name of Science. Of course, mine will be all tributes to fictional characters as introduced in many classic horror and sci-fi movies.
So let's get it started with Dr Paul Rigas (starred by Lionell Atwill) in "Man Made Monster" (1941) directed by George Waggner.
The Plot: A mad scientist transforms a man in some sort of robot, to use him as personal slave.
The title was translated in "The Electric Man" for the European distribution. This movie also represents the first of a long series of collaboration between Lon Chaney Jr and the Universal Pictures.
Hope you guys will enjoy the feature and feel free tod rop feedback or suggestions: I am planning to have a Mad Doctors week every now and then so anything that doesn't make it in this week will be saved for later.
See you tomorrow with another Mad Doctor!
All images © 2009 Francesco Francavilla.
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