Live Poll: Best Boris Karloff Character?

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My Halloween suggestion for an icon of horror cinema with an important double anniversary this year.



2019 marked the 100th anniversary of Boris Karloff film debut. His first appearance in The Lightning Raider (1919) would be the beginning of a long career that would include 207 titles, including posthumous roles.

Karloff would grow to become one of the icons of horror cinema, but his work extended in several genres and he remains one of the most recognizable faces of classic cinema.

2019 also marks the 50th anniversary of Karloff's death.

To honor Boris Karloff in this double anniversary

Which do you consider his best character?

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls048801904/
https://www.imdb.com/poll/J3Qkmp6axWo/
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Pencho15

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Gitte Løyche

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So many great characters - but none greater than his Frankenstein monster! 
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"Dr. Seuss How The Grinch Who Stole Christmas" in Chuck Jones version of Raggedy Ann and Andy, Looney Tunes, and Tom and Jerry characters.
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Pencho15,

My vote: Frankenstein Monster
2nd Choice: The Grinch
3rd Choice: Many great choices
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In the first line you can add 's after the link so it says "Boris Karloff's film debut".
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Pencho15

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Done
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rubyfruit76, Champion

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I thought Poelzig was very interesting in 'The Black Cat' and his performance was great but I love The Grinch. Good poll and great for Halloween season, too. :)

May I suggest a small edit? (the two lines brought together below)

To honor Boris Karloff in this double anniversary, which do you consider his best character?
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Pencho15

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Sure, they are together now.
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Pencho15

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Thanks.

While I was expecting Frankenstein to win, I was hoping for the Grinch and Imhotep to give a tighter battle. We'll see how this evolves.
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My personal favorite is the sinister club-footed Mord in TOWER OF LONDON (1939). It also co-starred Vincent Price, the pair wouldn't work together again until Roger Corman's THE RAVEN around 1962 (with a young Jack Nicholson).