This month in episode 57 of the Classic Horrors Club Podcast, Jeff and I return to do another classic horror profile with a look at the career of George Zucco. We’ll discuss three of his films in greater detail, including Dr. Renault’s Secret (1942), Fog Island (1945), and Lured (1947), which also stars Boris Karloff and features a young Lucille Ball in a very impressive performance. Known as a “spellbinder” on stage and “one-take Zucco” on screen, George Zucco carried a magnificent presence, but was always a gentleman.
Although he was a neighbor of Lionel Atwill, they didn’t share the same social life. Nevertheless, the author of Hollywood Babylon II claimed Zucco’s final days were just as scandalous. What really happened? Jeff and I will set the story straight (with a little help from printed reference materials called, “books.”)
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