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The Monster Walks -- People in an old dark house on a stormy night are menaced by a killer ape.

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Robert Ellis (story)
Robert Ellis (adaptation)
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Release Date:
10 February 1932 (USA) See more »
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People in an old dark house on a stormy night are menaced by a killer ape. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Frank R. Strayer  (as Frank Strayer)
 
Writing credits
Robert Ellis (story)

Robert Ellis (adaptation)

Produced by
Cliff P. Broughton .... producer (uncredited)
Ralph M. Like .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Jules Cronjager 
 
Film Editing by
Byron Robinson 
 
Art Direction by
Ben Doré (uncredited)
 
Set Decoration by
Ralph Black (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Cliff P. Broughton .... production supervisor (as Cliff Broughton)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Wilfred Black .... assistant director (as Wilfred E. Black)
 
Sound Department
George F. Hutchins .... sound recording engineer
 
Music Department
Charles Dunworth .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Lee Zahler .... musical director (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Ralph M. Like .... presenter
 
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63 min | USA:57 min
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Certification:
Canada:PG (Ontario) | UK:H | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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The film was originally refused a UK cinema certificate in 1932, and released uncut and PG rated in 2010.See more »
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Robert Earlton:Ruth is not the type of hysterical woman that's given to nightmares.See more »
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LullabySee more »

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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Low...lower...lowest budget, 16 October 2005
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

"The Monster Walks" is a very old and very cheap haunted-house mystery thriller without much mystery. Yet, considering the budget and the experience cast & crew members disposed of, this probably isn't such a bad movie after all. I'm sure that fans of early horror films will definitely detect a lot of charm and goodwill in this typical story about a wealthy daughter that is targeted for murder upon returning to her parental house for the regulation of her dead father's inheritance. Ruth has always been petrified by her father's pet-ape and, although safely caged in the basement, some malicious persons uses the animal to scare her senseless. Rex Lease is her all-knowing doctor/boyfriend who investigates the strange nightly events and eventually reveals the true culprit. Maybe the plot-twists would have intrigued me more if the actual climax wasn't stupidly mentioned on the DVD-box, but I still can't say the script is very complex or effectively misleading. There are one or two decent suspense-moments but overall this is a dull and unexciting poverty row movie. All the lovely clichés of 30's horror cinema are there, though, like the exaggeratedly polite servants, the seemly endless thunderstorm outside the castle and the black chauffeur-guy who simultaneously serves as the comic relief. This is an okay film as long as you don't expect to see another "The Old Dark House".

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