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Sh! The Octopus (1937)

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Comedy-mystery finds Detectives Kelly and Dempsey trapped in a deserted lighthouse with a group of strangers who are being terrorized by a killer octopus AND a mysterious crime figure named... See full summary »

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Comedy-mystery finds Detectives Kelly and Dempsey trapped in a deserted lighthouse with a group of strangers who are being terrorized by a killer octopus AND a mysterious crime figure named after the title sea creature. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Oktapodi  »

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The transformation scene was done in much the same way the beginning part of the transformation was done on Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931). The actress was made up in exaggerated highlights and shadows (including her teeth) using a single color shade of makeup. When filmed through a filter the same shade as the makeup, it's invisible to the camera. Take the filter away and the makeup suddenly becomes visible. Besides a filter, the makeup can also be hidden by similar-colored light. This type of trick was only possible on black-and-white film. See more »

Goofs

In many scenes, wires operating the octopus's tentacles can be seen. See more »

Quotes

Detective Harold Kelly: You know this fella Clancy?
Detective Dempsey: No but he's Irish ain't he?
Detective Harold Kelly: Sure.
Detective Dempsey: About time the police department did something with the Irish.
Detective Harold Kelly: They should try to do something without the Irish.
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Remade as The Gorilla (1939) See more »

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Fun to see it again!
25 April 2008 | by (New Jersey, USA) – See all my reviews

Saw this movie in 1928 when I was ten years old with my sister 13 and cousin 8. My cousin had nightmares and ever since then has been afraid of an octopus. Why I remember this film I don't know but I do remember it. Had the pleasure of seeing it again on TCM. While it is not a very good movie, in fact probably a very poor one, the memory of having seen it way back when it first was released, was a good one. I do remember that as a kid I liked Hugh Herbert very much and, myself, would often utter his famous sound "woo-woo" much to the consternation of those around me. Hugh Herbert was in many films in his long career, I wonder how many remember him. At the very least, both my cousin and I both do.


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