Boris Karloff Enjoyed His Butter-Nut Coffee (1966)

The legendary Boris Karloff might be best known for portraying Dr. Frankenstein’s tortured creation in James Whale’s 1931 film adaptation of the classic Mary Shelley novel but that doesn’t mean he didn’t enjoy a hot cup of Joe now and again.

In this rather humorous 1966 TV commercial for Butter-Nut Coffee, you get the rare opportunity to act opposite of Karloff!


I’m pretty sure the coffee that Karloff is helping to sell is for the Butter-Nut Food Company’s brand that was founded in 1959 but was purchased by Coca-Cola in 1964. The facility was housed in the Butternut Facility in Omaha, Nebraska until January 7, 2004 when it was sadly destroyed by a fire.


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