Charismatic Claude Rains is, in my opinion, one of the finest actors never to have won an Academy Award. A stage actor since his childhood in England, he was an instructor at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts & had Laurence Olivier as a pupil.
Short and without conventional movie star looks, he had a mesmerizing stage presence and a distinctive voice that kept him steadily employed in Hollywood for many years.
Whether he was playing treacherous Prince John in The Adventures of Robin Hood, sympathetic Dr. Jacquith in Now, Voyager, or The Invisible Man, you can guarantee the character was well-portrayed.
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The Two-Disc Special Edition DVD features a breathtaking new digital transfer plus four hours of bonus materials including many newly discovered and never-before-seen extras. Among these special features are two documentaries hosted by Lauren Bacall; interviews with Stephen Bogart and Ingrid Bergman's daughters, Pia Lindstom and Isabella Rossellini; ten minutes of newly-found deleted scenes and outtakes; TV and radio shows inspired by the film; a cartoon take-off; scoring sessions; audio program; vintage trailers and more.
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