MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 459 this week

A Scream in the Night (1935)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Mystery, Thriller  |  29 July 1943 (USA)
4.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.4/10 from 113 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 3 critic

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.

Director:

(as Fred Newmeyer)

Writer:

(story)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 99 titles
created 04 Aug 2013
 
list image
a list of 9997 titles
created 26 Nov 2013
 
a list of 479 titles
created 30 Dec 2013
 
a list of 4244 titles
created 19 Jan 2014
 
a list of 100 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: A Scream in the Night (1935)

A Scream in the Night (1935) on IMDb 4.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of A Scream in the Night.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Jigsaw (1949)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

New York Assistant District Attorney Howard Malloy investigates a series of murders and uncovers an extremist group.

Director: Fletcher Markle
Stars: Franchot Tone, Jean Wallace, Myron McCormick
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

After his daughter weds, a middle-aged widower with a profitable farm decides to remarry but finds choosing a suitable mate a problematic process.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Stars: Jameson Thomas, Lillian Hall-Davis, Gordon Harker
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

While in Paris for a reunion on the eve of World War II, Charlie finds that the murder of an hated businessman leads him to a conspiracy to smuggle arms to Germany.

Director: Herbert I. Leeds
Stars: Sidney Toler, Lynn Bari, Richard Clarke
Manfish (1956)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Three deep sea divers get involved in murder while searching for a lost treasure.

Director: W. Lee Wilder
Stars: John Bromfield, Lon Chaney Jr., Victor Jory
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A crazed killer known as "The Spinebreaker" is terrorizing London with a series of grisly murders. The police seem powerless to stop him.

Director: George King
Stars: Tod Slaughter, Marjorie Taylor, D.J. Williams
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The juice of a rare Tibetan flower is the only thing that keeps Dr. Glendon from turning into a werewolf during a full moon.

Director: Stuart Walker
Stars: Henry Hull, Warner Oland, Valerie Hobson
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Through a fluke circumstance a ruthless woman stumbles across a suitcase filled with $60,000, and she is determined to hold onto it even it if means murder.

Director: Byron Haskin
Stars: Lizabeth Scott, Don DeFore, Dan Duryea
The Devil Bat (1940)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A mad scientist develops an aftershave lotion that causes his gigantic bats to kill anyone who wears it.

Director: Jean Yarbrough
Stars: Bela Lugosi, Suzanne Kaaren, Dave O'Brien
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.4/10 X  

An Italian government agent is assigned to break up a drug smuggling ring on the island of Ischia but his daughter is kidnapped by the gang.

Director: Roberto Bianchi Montero
Stars: Boris Karloff, Franca Marzi, Renato Vicario
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A crooked nightclub owner, pretending to go straight, is forced to kill a henchman when the latter tries to run off with the gang's latest haul.

Directors: Ray Kirkwood, Jack Nelson
Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Dean Benton, Marie Burton
Monster (1980)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.6/10 X  

A rural Colombian village is attacked by a horrible sea serpent, aroused by industrial pollution of a nearby lake. Based on a real event that took place in June of 1971.

Directors: Kenneth Hartford, Herbert L. Strock
Stars: James Mitchum, John Carradine, Philip Carey
Easy Virtue (1928)
Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A divorcée hides her scandalous past from her new husband and his family.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Stars: Isabel Jeans, Franklin Dyall, Eric Bransby Williams
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Jack Wilson / Butch Curtain
Zarah Tazil ...
Mora (as Zara Tazil)
John Ince ...
Joe Bentley
Manuel López ...
Johnny Fly (as Manuel Lopez)
Richard Cramer ...
Inspector Green (as Dick Cramer)
Sheila Terry ...
Edith Bentley
Merrill McCormick ...
Jalla (as Merril Mc Cormick)
Philip Ahn ...
Wu Ting (as Philip Ann)
John Lester Johnson ...
John
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

29 July 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Scream in the Dark  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Connections

Edited into Terror in the Pharaoh's Tomb (2007) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Chip off the Old Block
21 July 2009 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

"A Singapore bar owner and his niece come into possession of a rare ruby, 'The Tear of Buddha', which is coveted by a ruthless criminal. The criminal succeeds in taking the gem and kidnapping the niece, while two police detectives hope to close in on him. When one of the officers is killed, his partner goes undercover to find the killer, rescue the kidnapped girl, and return the stolen gem," according to the DVD sleeve's synopsis.

Lon Chaney Jr. dips into his dad's make-up bag of tricks; he plays the good-looking lead detective "Jack Wilson" and the villainous henchman of "Johnny Fly" (Manuel López), a dart-throwing and hard-drinking hulk named "Butch Curtain". Perhaps surprisingly, perhaps not, Mr. Chaney is better as the relatively straight detective, especially after he switches identities with his thuggish look-alike. A fair bang, for the budget.

**** A Scream in the Night (1935) Fred C. Newmeyer ~ Lon Chaney Jr., Manuel López, Sheila Terry


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss A Scream in the Night (1935) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?