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A Scream in the Night (1935)

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A colonial police detective in an Eastern seaport seeks a stolen gem, and infiltrates the underworld by posing as a look-alike wharfside bar owner.

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A colonial police detective in an Eastern seaport seeks a stolen gem, and infiltrates the underworld by posing as a look-alike wharfside bar owner.

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Although this film was made in 1935, there is no evidence it was actually shown publicly until 1943, when Astor Pictures acquired the rights and put it out to take advantage of Lon Chaney Jr.'s subsequent stardom in horror roles for Universal. See more »

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Definitely not one of Lon Chaney Jr.'s more memorable films that's for sure,, for the large part I believe he was terribly miscast for this particular role.. and probably should have avoided this film altogether. He plays to his credit though 2 roles.. one of a Police Detective, and the other of a drunkard, criminal.. a gem is in possession of a man , then it is stolen from him,, and the detective has to get his hands on it,,, there are two women involved, so you have a love triangle going on between several men,, which complicates things in the movie, such as a doublecross.. my favorite part of the movie without a doubt is the parrot scene,, where the drunkard.. Chaney Jr. character is throwing darts at a dartboard,, and there is a parrot right next to the dart board,, and the parrot is so annoying,, and you have to laugh as the man grows very agitated at the parrot and every time he throws the darts,, the look on the parrot's face is priceless.


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