Chamber of Horrors (1940)
"The Door with Seven Locks" (original title)

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A murder is found to be connected to a false heir and a secret underground torture chamber.



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Credited cast:
Romilly Lunge ...
Gina Malo ...
David Horne ...
Richard Bird ...
Cathleen Nesbitt ...
J.H. Roberts ...
Aubrey Mallalieu ...
Harry Hutchinson ...
Ross Landon ...
John Selford
Philip Ray ...
Tom Cawler (as Phil Ray)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Montgomery ...
Craig the Butler


A murder is found to be connected to a false heir and a secret underground torture chamber.

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Release Date:

20 December 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Chamber of Horrors  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Judy Lansdowne: I love frolicking in morgues.
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Remade as Front à la Scotland Yard (1962) See more »

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The door behind which real mystery lies...
21 August 2003 | by (Newfoundland, Canada) – See all my reviews

This classic Edgar Wallace Murder Mystery/Conspiracy film is surprising fun. Leslie Banks, as the clever, devious, torture device collecting Dr. Mannetta (the owner of the chamber of horrors), frequently steals the scenes he's in even if his character is some what a cliche. The very lovely Lilli Palmer as Judy Lansdowne here plays the lady in distress. A woman in need of help and rescue as many others plot against her and try and steal her key to the "door with the seven locks", the seven keys to which when combined will open Lord Selford's tomb containing his family jewels. Banks as Mannetta, along with a creepy atmosphere, a good pace and an exciting climax make this better than you might expect.

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