When the film was released, it quickly became Universal's biggest hit 1934, and ensured future Karloff/Lugosi pairings. Although the iconic pair would make several more films together, none reached the level of utter perfection demonstrated in this classic from the Golden Age of Universal Horror. It should come as no surprise, then, that paper from this Universal horror masterpiece is in very high demand.
Charles O. Baumann was a partner in the Crescent Film Company formed in 1908 & in the Bison Life Motion Pictures production company formed in 1909. In 1912 he was a founder & the first president of Universal Film Manufacturing Company (now Universal Studios). One of Baumann’s most-successful companies was the The Keystone Film Company, the production unit headed by Mack Sennett, which produced the first films to feature Charlie Chaplin.