The Comedy of Terrors
Page Three

Posters, Lobby cards, and promo photos

 
a three-sheet poster

Italian poster

one sheet poster

insert

half sheet poster


window card


 

lobby card

lobby card

lobby card

lobby card

Italian Photobusta

Italian Photobusta

German lobby card

German lobby card

trade ad

trade ad

Seated: Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre, Vincent Price
Standing: Basil Rathbone

Seated: Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre, Vincent Price
Standing: Basil Rathbone

Price, Karloff, and Rathbone singing; Lorre at the piano

Four masters at portraying evil characters in the movies get together on the set of Comedy of Terrors to show how they defy superstitions of Friday the 13th. Left to right: Basil Rathbone spilling salt bad luck omen because salt once was rare and vital to life; Vincent Price under a ladder representing "meet the devil" superstition dating from the days of the crucifixion; Peter Lorre stroking a black cat bad luck connected with witches and the devil; Boris Karloff using a hammer to smash a mirror supposed to invoke seven years of bad luck.  AP Wirephoto 1963

Basil Rathbone, Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, and Boris Karloff

 


close-up of Rathbone, from the poster

drawing that appears in the opening credits

caricatures of the Comedy of Terrors cast

Danish caricature

Peter Lorre sits on Rathbone's lap.

a candid photo of the four stars on the set

James H. Nicholson, Jacques Tourneur, Peter Lorre, Vincent Price, Joyce Jameson, Basil Rathbone, and Boris Karloff. Photo published in Boxoffice, September 16, 1953.

color version of photo above

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