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The Boogie Man Will Get You (1942)

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A young divorcee tries to convert a historic house into a hotel despite its oddball inhabitants and dead bodies in the cellar.

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Max 'Slapsie Maxie' Rosenbloom ...
Maxie, the Powder Puff Salesman (as Maxie Rosenbloom)
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Jeff Donnell ...
Winnie Slade (as Miss Jeff Donnell)
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Winnie Slade, a young divorcee, buys an old historic house from nutty Professor Billings, who lives there with his daffy housekeeper and bizarre neighbors, in order to convert it into a hotel. She allows them to continue to live on the property - unaware that the Professor continues to experiment unsuccessfully on traveling salesmen, the bodies of whom have filled the cellar. They are joined by a variety of eccentric characters including a quack doctor who doubles as the town's sheriff, Winnie's frenetic ex-husband, an oddball choreographer, a punchdrunk traveling salesman, and a lunatic escapee from the Italian army. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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hotel | divorcee | cellar | lunatic | italian | See more »

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Comedy | Horror

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3 June 1944 (Portugal)  »

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Shooting lasted July 7-21 1942, released October 22. This completed Boris Karloff's six-picture contract with Columbia. See more »

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Jeff Donnell's Winnie slips and calls Peter Lorre "Professor Lorre", not Lorenz, and it remains in the film. See more »

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Prof. Nathaniel Billings: Amelia, this riffraff, as you call him, is really the salt of the earth. All he needs is to be iodized.
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References Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) See more »

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Patriotic Horror Nonsense
29 September 2004 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

Karloff and Lorre attempt to make superhuman zombies for the war effort. Its far from the best horror comedy ever made but if you click into its loopy silliness you're in for a breezy hour plus.

What can I say I found it charming and sweet even as seemingly ghoulish things were going on. Some people I know find it dumb, and to be honest, it is dumb, but the chance to see Lorre and Karloff being silly together years before Roger Corman brought them together again is a joy.

Should you run across this film, by all means see it, you may not laugh but you will smile from start to finish is a goofy sort of way.


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