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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
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Ella Browning
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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)
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Geraldine Carfax
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Prof. Horatio Potter (as Harry Bradley)
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Police Insp. Ned Pickens
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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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What Was This Phantom Murderer? What Was This Midnight Menace? And Why Did Its Victims Die A Horrible Death? See more »

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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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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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Fans of old dark house movies will certainly enjoy this one
30 January 2000 | by (Long Island Motor Parkway) – See all my reviews

The movie begins in Asia (India) in 1913, where the main character (a Mr. Prendergast) kills a monkey, & then moves ahead to 1932-33 in the US, where the Curse of Kahli follows him. This is a solid old dark house kind of movie that has comic elements & a seance. It's a treat for fans of the Hopalong Cassidy B western series to see a 47 year young beardless George Hayes in a small role. There are lots of murders, several surprises, & the mandatory man in the gorilla suit. Chanda (played by Laya Joy, AKA Joyzelle Joyner), after an early stint in the movie as an exotic dancer (she's does a good job at that) walks around the rest of the movie zombie-like, almost speechless. Fans of the old dark house genre will certainly enjoy this one.


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