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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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Kelly
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Dempsey
Marcia Ralston ...
Vesta Vernoff
John Eldredge ...
Paul Morgan
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Captain Hook
Brandon Tynan ...
Captain Cobb (as Brandon Tyman)
Eric Stanley ...
David Dow Harriman
Margaret Irving ...
Polly Crane
Elspeth Dudgeon ...
Nanny
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Storyline

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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11 December 1937 (USA)  »

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Oktapodi  »

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Trivia

The plays referred to in the writers section are "The Gorilla," written by Ralph Spence. which opened in New York in 1925 and ran for 15 performances; and "Sh, The Octopus," written by Ralph Murphy and Donald Gallaher, which opened in New York in 1928 and ran for 45 performances. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Detective Dempsey: Kelly, take his fingerprints.
Detective Harold Kelly: Right.
[sees Captain Hook's hook hand]
Detective Harold Kelly: Whooooooo! Dempsey, he ain't got any fingers, see?
Detective Dempsey: So take his footprints.
Detective Harold Kelly: What is he, a horse?
Detective Dempsey: Yeah... NO!
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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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