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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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Writers:
Robert Ellis (story)
Robert Ellis (adaptation)
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Release Date:
10 February 1932 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
People in an old dark house on a stormy night are menaced by a killer ape. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Not a lot of action in this haunted house See more (36 total) »

Cast

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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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Runtime:
63 min | USA:57 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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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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Dr. Ted Clayton:Wealth to youth is golden, but to age it is a milestone.See more »
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LullabySee more »

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Not a lot of action in this haunted house, 14 March 2008
Author: lastliberal from United States

The owner dies and leaves his fortune to his daughter (Vera Reynolds), but the brother (Sheldon Lewis) wants it for himself and the son (Oscar nominee Mischa Auer) he is hiding. He plans to have the son eliminate everyone so he can grab the riches.

The plan goes awry when the son kills his mother (Martha Mattox) by mistake. He turns on his father and tries to kill the daughter.

It was a weird little film, just out of the silent era, and there was more talking than anything.

Of course, they have the stereotypical black chauffeur (Willie Best, who was listed in the credits as Sleep 'n' Eat). I kid you not! I last remember Best from High Sierra. He has a long career with numerous roles, probably many of them doing that stereotypical frightened black man.

Not very scary for a haunted house.

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