Vintage 1937 8x10-inch glossy black and white chest-up publicity portrait, boldly signed and inscribed in black fountain pen. In fine condition, with a mild bend to the top right corner and a gentle vertical impression in the background near the right edge, neither substantially detracting from the item's overall appearance. The British-born leading man played well-bred, debonair cads and villains in scores of classic films of the 1930s and 1940s. His numerous forays into horror included roles in The Strange Case of Doctor Rx (1942), The Son of Dr. Jekyll (1951), Bride of the Gorilla (1951), The Strange Door (1951), House of Wax (1953), Francis in the Haunted House (1956), The Man Who Turned to Stone (1957), She Devil (1957), and The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake (1959). He also appeared in three Sherlock Holmes films alongside Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce: The Scarlet Claw (1944), The House of Fear (1945) and The Woman in Green (1945).