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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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Plot:
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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pleasant entry in suitably entertaining series See more (26 total) »

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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1.37 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Canada:PG (Ontario) | USA:Approved (PCA #7644)

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Filmed June-July 1941.The second of Bela Lugosi's 9 Monogram features, and the first of two with the East Side Kids.See more »
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Muggs:I don't like that guy's altitude, if he thinks I'm staying out here associating with the pigs and cows, he's crazy.See more »
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
pleasant entry in suitably entertaining series, 24 June 2001
Author: Matt Moses from Brooklyn, NY

Bowery Boys meet Bela Lugosi for the first (of two) collaborative efforts. In this standard entry in the comedy horror genre (in which the stereotypically evil character proves to be a good guy), the Boys – this time including Leo Gorcey and brother David, Huntz Hall and good old `Sunshine' Sammy (Ernest) Morrison – are shipped off to summer camp for the needy. On the way, they hear radio reports of a serial murder in the area, by which the boys pretend not to be affected. The camp escorts, played in an excessively understated manner by Dave O'Brien and Dorothy Short, are. When the Boys (who seem to be the only attendees of the camp) try to sneak into town for a collective hot date, they attempt a shortcut through the cemetery only to find a riled up graveyard attendant who grants the younger Gorcey a leg full of buckshot. They seek help at the ominous house on the hill, currently housing Lugosi and his dwarf assistant Angelo Rossitto. The Boys are scared shirtless (although they try to play it cool) as they wander through the haunted house, get lost and find secret passages etc etc etc. Somehow O'Brien emerges as the hero after he saves our mostly absent heroine and everything's okay, presumably for the rest of the disadvantaged summer. Veteran director Phil Rosen could claim scores of credits to his name, although this low-budget entry in a long-running series leaves little room for any cinematic flair he may have picked up over the years. Gorcey and Hall put in standard yet enjoyable performances, but Morrison, cast in a typically racist role but doing a good job of it, steals the show.

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