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The manager of Kay Kyser's band books them for a birthday party bash for an heiress at a spooky mansion, where sinister forces try to kill her.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kay Kyser ...
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Fenninger
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Judge Mainwaring
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Prince Saliano
Helen Parrish ...
Janis
Dennis O'Keefe ...
Chuck Deems
Alma Kruger ...
Aunt Margo
Joseph Eggenton ...
Jurgen
Kay Kyser Band ...
Kay Kyser's Band (as Kay Kyser's Band)
Ginny Simms ...
Harry Babbitt ...
M.A. Bogue ...
Featuring (as Ish Kabibble)
Sully Mason ...
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Storyline

Kay Kyser and his orchestra are hired to entertain at the birthday party of a young heiress at a creepy old mansion, where they uncover a plot against her life. Who is the villain? The sinister judge? The phony medium? The skeptical psychologist? You'll find out. Written by Anonymous

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Whoopie-doops and rap my table! if it isn't the Old Professor himself, with those bad, Bad Humor Boys...in a baffle-daffle seance in swing!...A show as funny as it sounds, as shivery as it seems, and as looney as it looks!...Don't miss it! See more »


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22 November 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Old Professor  »

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$353,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed August 8-October 11 1940, the 7th of 8 features to star Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi, and the only time that fellow Hungarians Lugosi and Peter Lorre ever shared the screen. See more »

Goofs

When Kay Kyser is in the secret passageway, the lighting changes frequently. See more »

Quotes

Kay Kyser: We have our business and you have your business.
Prince Saliano: [Affronted] Please do not refer to my calling as a business.
Kay Kyser: Oh, no offense, I just meant that everybody has to stick to his own racket.
Prince Saliano: [Insulted] Racket? Do you dare to suggest that the practice of the occult sciences is a racket?
'Prof. Karl Fenninger': Do not merely suggest it, Mr. Kyser. Insist upon it.
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Crazy Credits

"The College of Musical Knowledge" is an on-screen opening acting credit, but its members are the studio audience, since Kay Kyser refers to them as "students." See more »

Connections

References Gulliver's Travels (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Three Blind Mice
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Traditional children's song
Sung in the "The Bad Humor Man" number
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Old Dark House film disguised as a musical
12 May 2003 | by (Long Island Motor Parkway) – See all my reviews

Despite the emphasis on music, via Kay Kyser & the College of Knowledge, this is a true Old Dark House film. There's a very large, spooky old mansion, a thunderstorm, secret passageways, comedy, mystery, attempts at murder, a butler (who, oddly enough, is never a suspect), creepy characters, etc. In the "creepy characters" category, they don't get any creepier than Boris, Bela, & Peter (in his first film in the horror genre). Boris plays, well, Boris, & he doesn't have quite enough to do here. But his presence alone adds weight to the film. Bela is quite creepy as a "Prince" who conducts seances. Peter (who looks very spooky here & is even thinner than in earlier movies) is very good as always; just watching him roll those big round eyes is worth the price of admission. For my taste, there's too much emphasis on Kay Kyser (who is the "star" of this film), who's good but becomes distracting after a while. Kyser fans will enjoy his role, as he gets to display all of his many talents here. Ginny Simms (a vocalist in the Kyser band) is lovely in a supporting role. This film is a real treat to Boris, Bela & Peter fans. I didn't know of its existence until very recently, & I was quite pleased to see these guys at this stage in their careers in a movie I had never seen before. I rate it 7/10.


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