Christopher Lee died last week at the age of 93. His astonishing near 70 year film career began in 1948 with this film Corridor of Mirrors although he was not star billed in those days – and as we all know it would take another decade before he achieved fame in The Curse of Frankenstein and then to me the role by which he will be remembered Count Dracula. He did of course also play the title role in The Mummy 1959 which was a film I really liked – both he and Peter Cushing excelled in this one.
Corridor of Mirrors is not a well known film – in fact I have never seen it – but ironically and coincidentally it will be released on DVD on Monday 15th June 2015. I have ordered a copy. This film was a vehicle to push the star Edana Romney to the top as it was financed by her then husband. I always thought that she was married to Edgar Lustgarten but that is not correct – I am mixing up the link between them – in fact Edana Romney and Edgar Lustgarten had together presented a TV show in the mid fifties – in the early days of British Televsion.