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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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Ed Lowry ...
Dylan 'Jack' Armstrong
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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)
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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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This film's earliest documented telecast in New York City took place Friday 12 May 1950 on the Night Owl Theatre on WPIX (Channel 11). 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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Version of The Ape (1940) See more »

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Too Much Monkey Business
2 August 2009 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

"The mansion of a retired adventurer is the scene of some mysterious happenings, all apparently caused by the 'Curse of Kali'. The authorities and the adventurer's relatives all end up caught in the middle of these bizarre events, with plenty of suspicious characters to choose from. It's going to take some clever detective work to uncover the truth and bring those responsible to justice," according to the DVD sleeve's synopsis. The film begins in 1913 Asia, where the Hindu curse begins. Twenty years later, this connects with a group of investors gathering at a spooky old mansion, to collect their share of the Hindi's treasure. Supposedly, the Hindu curse resurfaces, claiming the lives of greedy treasure-seekers. The curse manifests itself as a stuffed gorilla (first seen in 1913 Asia) seems to come alive, and kill people. "Pocahontas" is somehow involved. Honest Injun.

*** House of Mystery (3/30/34) William Nigh ~ Clay Clement, Ed Lowry, Verna Hillie


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