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Sh! The Octopus (1937)

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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Vesta Vernoff
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David Dow Harriman
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Polly Crane
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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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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. The original Broadway cast of "Sh, the Octopus" included Beatrice Allen, Clifford Dempsey, Gavin Gordon, Harry Kelly, Ignacio Martinnetti, Francis M. Verdi and Adele Windsor. See more »

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

Quotes

Polly Crane: What a headache... what'd I hit, a telephone pole?
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Referenced in Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff (1949) See more »

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Saw movie as a child, want to see it again.
8 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was a child of perhaps 5 or 6 in 1940-1941. I went to the movies for the first time with my parents and my older brother. I think it was at the Sanford Theater in Irvington, NJ. The movie we saw was "Sh. The Octopus". I have been searching for this movie for many years, to no avail(I thought the name was "Shush Goes the Octopus"), until I found it listed at TCM for playing in June 2006. I plan to view this movie again and this time I plan to remember it all. I think the only scene that I remember is a scene where a couch in a living room is opened ( the cushions are removed)and access is obtained to a lower level in the building. The next time I see it, I will verify my pubescent memories!


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