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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Bear Wrestling Scene Deleted From "THE WOLF MAN" (Lon Chaney, 1941) (video)

"The Wolf Man" is the story of Larry Talbot, who is bitten by a werewolf...

...and then becomes one.

During an early scene, villagers visit a gypsy camp for amusement.
Larry encounters Gwen (Evelyn Ankers), in whom he has taken an interest.

In a deleted scene, Larry accepts a challenge to wrestle a bear for money.
His feral side takes over, and, in an alarming display, defeats the bear.

Some say the scene was never completed since the unwilling bear kept running away.
Others claim the scene appeared in screenings during the 1940s...
...and was lost when the film was sold to television.

All that is now known to exist from the scene is this still...
...and a brief clip used in the film's trailer.

I neither own nor claim any rights to this material.  Just having some fun with it.  Thanks for watching!


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