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Supernatural (1933)

Passed  |   |  Horror, Mystery, Thriller  |  12 May 1933 (USA)
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A serial black widow murderess returns to life in the body of a young woman to exact revenge on a former lover, a phony spiritualist who betrayed her.

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Alan Dinehart ...
Paul Bavian (as Allan Dinehart)
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Dr. Carl Houston
Beryl Mercer ...
Madame Gourjan, Paul's Landlady
William Farnum ...
Nick 'Nicky' Hammond
Willard Robertson ...
Prison Warden
George Burr Macannan ...
Max Schmitt, Glass Blower (as George Burr Mac Annan)
Lyman Williams ...
Ghost of John Courtney
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In New York city, Ruth Rogan is convicted of killing 3 of her lovers and sentenced to be executed. Meanwhile, lovely Roma Courtenay becomes a millionaire heiress when her brother dies. A spiritualist approaches Roma with an urgent message from her dead brother. He runs a rigged seance that doesn't convince Roma's boyfriend Grant but has Roma confused. Then unexpectedly, the executed Ruth Rogan's spirit takes control of Roma's body. Roma runs off with the fake spiritualist under Ruth Rogan's control. Grant desperately tries to track Roma down and return her soul. Written by Gary Jackson <garyjack5@cogeco.ca>

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YOU WILL FIND THE ANSWER TO MILLIONS NOW LIVING WILL NEVER DIE WHEN YOU SEE "SUPERNATURAL" (original print ad - all caps) See more »


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12 May 1933 (USA)  »

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Anjo e Demónio  »

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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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The headline on Bavian's newspaper is different in the close-up. See more »

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Confucius: [Opening card] Treat all supernatural beings with resprct but keep aloof from them.
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Good Horror
28 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Supernatural (1933)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Decent horror/thriller from Paramount has a woman about to be executed for killing three of her lovers during an orgy. She asks for her forth lover to come visit her but when she refuses she swears revenge. After her death a doctor accidentally releases her spirit into the body of a good girl (Carole Lombard) who then tries to carry out the death wish. This here was directed by Victor Halperin who directed White Zombie the previous year and the biggest difference between the two films is that this one here actually moves at a rather fast pace unlike the Lugosi title. On the other hand the story is a bit too dry to be fully entertaining and both Lombard and Randolph Scott give pretty mediocre performances.


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