Friday, December 7, 2012

Silent Film Star Laura La Plante Autographed photo and movie.

The Cat and the Canary (1927) . A silent horror film adaptation of John Willard's 1922 black comedy play of the same name. Directed by German Expressionist filmmaker Paul Leni. Cast: Laura La Plante, Forrest Stanley and Creighton Hale.

The story comes 20 years after the the death of Cyrus West, who is Annabelle, Charlie and Paul's uncle. Annabelle inherits her uncle's fortune, but when she and her brothers spend the night in his haunted mansion they are watched over by a mysterious presence. Meanwhile, a mad mad known as "the Cat" escapes from an asylum and hides in the mansion.

The film is considered "the cornerstone of Universal's school of horror." The play has been filmed five other times, with the most notable in 1939 starring Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard.


  1. For a second I thought she was Laura Dern!

    Thanks for posting about Laura La Plante. I really didn't know much about her.

  2. silverscreenings, omg! she does "look like" the actress, Laura Dern!


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