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House of Mystery (1934)

An ancient curse and a killer ape are contained inside an old dark mansion.

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(screenplay) (as Albert De Mond), (play) (as Adam Hull Shirk)
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Ed Lowry ...
Dylan 'Jack' Armstrong
Verna Hillie ...
Ella Browning
John Sheehan ...
Harry Smith
Brandon Hurst ...
Hindu Priest
Joyzelle Joyner ...
Chanda (as Laya Joy)
Fritzi Ridgeway ...
Stella Walker
Clay Clement ...
John Prendergast aka John Pren
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David Fells (as George Hayes)
Dale Fuller ...
Geraldine Carfax
Harry C. Bradley ...
Prof. Horatio Potter (as Harry Bradley)
Irving Bacon ...
Police Insp. Ned Pickens
Mary Foy ...
Hyacinth Potter
Sam Godfrey ...
Jerome Ellis (as Samuel Godfrey)
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An ancient curse and a killer ape are contained inside an old dark mansion.

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30 March 1934 (USA)  »

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Curse of Kai  »

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(Balsley and Phillips Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

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Prof. Horatio Potter: I shan't be able to go my dear. I must be at the museum. They're going to unwrap the mummy of Ramses the Fourth.
Mrs. Hyacinth Potter: Listen, you worm: you'll be at Mr. Pren's house tomorrow night and forget all about Ramses the Fourth or I'll make a mummy out of Potter the First!
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Respectable but forgettable.Ok but nothing nothing special.
9 April 2004 | by (Mansfield, CT USA) – See all my reviews

House of Mystery is ok as a 1934 mystery movie with a respectful dose of comedy thrown in. I was hoping for something a little scarier but that never came about. As a mystery, I thought it was below average but the strange and often comedic characters did keep things interesting. The movie doesn't drag or bog down, but that may be in large part to the fact that the film is only 62 minutes long. It never really met my expectations but had enough going for it that it managed to keep my interest. My impression of this movie is that it was just an ok movie, nothing special, but certainly not bad. If you see it, I think you might get some enjoyment out of it, but if you don't see it, you're really not missing too much. A respectable but forgettable 30s mystery movie.


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