"The Old Dark House," James Whale's terrifically entertaining horror/comedy starring Gloria Stuart, Boris Karloff, Charles Laughton and Melvyn Douglas was released on this date in 1932. Photo of Stuart from the L.A. Times files.
MELVYN DOUGLAS (1901 - 1981) Though his father taught music at a succession of colleges in the U.S. and Canada, Douglas never graduated from high school. He took the surname of his maternal grandmother and became known as Melvyn Douglas.
Greta Garbo & Melvyn Douglas in 'Ninotchka', 1939 - Ernst Lubitsch Directed this Satirical, Russian Romantic Comedy with the Divine Greta Garbo, mostly noted for her dramatic roles - But here 'Garbo Laughs' - TCMs 31 Days of Oscar, Airs this Comedy Classic - Friday, February 26th - 12:00 am.