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Director:
Writers:
James V. Kern (screen play)
David Butler (story) ...
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Release Date:
22 November 1940 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
THE BIGGEST LAUGH SHOW IDEA IN TEN YEARS (Original print ad - all caps) See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
User Reviews:
Old Dark House film disguised as a musical See more (45 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Kay Kyser ... Kay Kyser

Peter Lorre ... Fenninger

Boris Karloff ... Judge Mainwaring

Bela Lugosi ... 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 ... Featuring
Harry Babbitt ... Featuring
M.A. Bogue ... Featuring (as Ish Kabibble)
Sully Mason ... Featuring
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mary Bovard ... Mary (uncredited)

Jeff Corey ... Mr. Corey (uncredited)
Louise Currie ... Marion (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Lady in Taxi (uncredited)
Lyman Gandee ... Member of Kay Kyser Band (uncredited)
Jeanne Houser ... Jean (uncredited)
Richard Kipling ... Script Man (uncredited)
Eleanor Lawson ... Ms. Gaby Lawson (uncredited)
Larry McGrath ... Apartment Complainer (uncredited)
Frank Mills ... Cabbie (uncredited)
Mimi Montaye ... Mimi (uncredited)
Dorothy Moore ... Penny (uncredited)
Leonard Mudie ... Real Karl Fenninger (uncredited)
Joseph North ... Servant (uncredited)
Frank O'Connor ... Apartment Responder (uncredited)
Beulah Parkington ... Mother (uncredited)
Jane Patten ... Jane (uncredited)
Eugenia Rafee ... French Maid (uncredited)
William Telaak ... Mac (uncredited)
Joan Warner ... Joan (uncredited)
Guy Webster ... Infant (uncredited)
Mary Martha Wood ... Georgia (uncredited)
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Directed by
David Butler 
 
Writing credits
James V. Kern (screen play)

David Butler (story) and
James V. Kern (story)

Monte Brice (special material) &
Andrew Bennison (special material) &
R.T.M. Scott (special material)

Produced by
David Butler .... producer
 
Original Music by
Roy Webb (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Frank Redman (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Irene Morra (edited by)
 
Art Direction by
Van Nest Polglase 
 
Set Decoration by
Darrell Silvera (set decorations)
 
Costume Design by
Edward Stevenson (gowns)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fred Fleck .... assistant director (as Fred A. Fleck)
 
Art Department
Carroll Clark .... associate art director
 
Sound Department
Earl A. Wolcott .... recordist
Gilbert Wright .... special sound: Sonovox (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Vernon L. Walker .... special effects
 
Music Department
George Duning .... music arrangements
Jimmy McHugh .... music by (as James McHugh)
Johnny Mercer .... lyrics by (as John Mercer)
Roy Webb .... musical director
Gilbert Wright .... special music effects: Sonovox (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
97 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Spain:13 | USA:Approved (PCA #6580) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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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:
Continuity: When Kay Kyser is in the secret passageway, the lighting changes frequently.See more »
Quotes:
'Prof. Karl Fenninger':[Rhetorically] Why do I have to waste my time outwitting morons?See more »
Movie Connections:
References Svengali (1931)See more »
Soundtrack:
Three Blind MiceSee more »

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12 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Old Dark House film disguised as a musical, 12 May 2003
Author: Don W from Long Island Motor Parkway

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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