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The Blacula.

William Marshall

The great William Marshall, with his stentorian delivery, and dignified/exalted bearing, brings much to the table in these two films. Thalmus Rasulala, Pam Grier, and Don Mitchell also excel, Rasulala in 1972’s Blacula, and the latter two in Scream, Blacula, Scream, from 1973.

Marshall was a Shakespearean actor, who portrayed the lead character in various productions of Othello to great effect. A formidable 6’5″ with a deep basso profundo register, Marshall carried with him a dignity and a regal demeanor. In a review, Harold Hobson of the London Sunday Times praised Marshall’s portrayal as “the best Othello of our time.”

{Revised with Full Intensity 7/6/2019}

2 replies on “The Blacula.”

Perhaps I should refrain from commenting, as, to my amusement/bemusement, I myself apparently created this post. Thought one of the other curators. But, pretty darn successful, I think. Most of these vids I put on YT myself. Effort was involved. But by God (shaking fist, brink of hysteria…) (falls down unconscious….)

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