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The Classic Horrors Club Podcast EP 57: George Zucco's Secret

This month we return to a classic horror profile with the star of Dr. Renault's Secret (1942), Fog Island (1945), and Lured (1947), George Zucco. 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 Richard will set the story straight (with a little help from printed reference materials called, "books.")


We also invite you to watch our companion episode with highlights, bonus features, and outtakes on our YouTube channel. If you like what you hear, you're going to love what you see! Check it out and give us some feedback... both on the podcast and the video.

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Voodoo Man, by Lavelle White, from the 1994 album, Miss Lavelle

The Mummy's Hand, by Zip Caplan & Cast of Thousands, from the 2008 album, Monsters & Heroes

(Both are available on Apple Music.)

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Find Jeff at Classic Horrors Club or...

DC Comics Guy or...

The Reaction Shot:

Find Richard at Kansas City Cinephile: or...

Dread Media

Monster Movie Kid:

Our Resources:

Hollywood's Maddest Doctors: Lionel Atwill, Colin Clive & George Zucco, by Gregory William Mank

Poverty Row HORRORS!: Monogram, PRC and Republic Horror Films of the Forties, by Tom Weaver

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