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Director:
Writers:
Carl Foreman (original story) &
Charles R. Marion (original story) ...
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Release Date:
24 October 1941 (USA) See more »
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The boys are sent to a mountain camp. Stranded in a small rural town, they hear about a "monster killer" roaming the countryside... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bela Lugosi ... Nardo
Leo Gorcey ... Muggs
Bobby Jordan ... Danny
Huntz Hall ... Glimpy
Ernest Morrison ... Scruno (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
Dave O'Brien ... Jeff Dixon (as David O'Brien)
Dorothy Short ... Linda Mason
David Gorcey ... Peewee
Donald Haines ... Skinny
Dennis Moore ... Dr. Von Grosch
P.J. Kelly ... Lem Harvey (as P.J. Kelley)
Angelo Rossitto ... Luigi
Guy Wilkerson ... Constable
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Slim Andrews ... Hank (uncredited)
Jack Carr ... The Hillside Mayor (uncredited)
Pat Costello ... Bus Driver (uncredited)
George Eldredge ... Policeman (uncredited)
Joe Kirk ... Camp Counselor (uncredited)
Rosemary Portia ... Margie - Sweet Shop Clerk (uncredited)
James Sheridan ... Cop (uncredited)

Directed by
Phil Rosen 
 
Writing credits
Carl Foreman (original story) &
Charles R. Marion (original story)

Carl Foreman (screenplay) &
Charles R. Marion (screenplay)

Jack Henley (additional dialogue)

Produced by
Sam Katzman .... producer
Pete Mayer .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Johnny Lange (uncredited)
Lew Porter (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Marcel Le Picard (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Robert Golden 
 
Set Decoration by
Fred Preble (settings)
 
Production Management
Ed W. Rote .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Arthur Hammond .... assistant director (as Art Hammond)
Herman Pett .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Glen Glenn .... sound recordist
 
Music Department
Johnny Lange .... musical director (as Lange)
Lew Porter .... musical director (as Porter)
Milan Roder .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
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65 min
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Certification:
Canada:PG (Ontario) | USA:Approved (PCA #7644)

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The copyright expired and was not renewed, so the film fell into "public domain", meaning that virtually anyone could copy it and sell it without having to pay royalties. That's why there are so so many shoddy, badly cut, grainy copies of it on the market, put out mainly by companies that specialize in public-domain films.See more »
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Policeman:[about the boys] They may be underprivileged, but they sure ain't underdeveloped.See more »
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References Dracula (1931)See more »

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14 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Spooks Run Wild, 24 May 2005
Author: roxyroxy

I really enjoyed this vintage comedy/mystery starring Bela Lugosi and the East Side Kids (both not far from the beginnings of there careers at Monogram Studios). I've watched all of the East Side kid films and this one is my favorite. The boys take shelter in a gloomy mansion owned by Lugosi when they are forced through circumstance to spend the night at his creepy home. To further complicate matters for the already scared boys, a mad killer is lurking somewhere in the vicinity. Is it Lugosi? The boys spend the evening roaming through the house which has an abundance of floors, spooky corridors, bedrooms full of cobwebs and secret passage ways. Meanwhile, a pretty nurse is searching for them in the woods assuming that they are lost. Will her and her fiancée reach the boys in time or will the killer strike again? Entertaining comedy/mystery with a rough and ready climax. Exciting and spooky film (in a harmless sort of way) that should be well enjoyed by fans of Lugosi and the East Side Kids.

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