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Director:
Writers:
Hal Fimberg (story) and
Robert B. Hunt (story) ...
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Release Date:
3 June 1944 (Portugal) See more »
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Tagline:
IT'S A CHILLER-DILLER OF A MAYHEM-AND-MERRIMENT SHOW! (original six-sheet poster- all caps) See more »
Plot:
A young divorcee tries to convert a historic house into a hotel despite its oddball inhabitants and dead bodies in the cellar. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Arsenic and Supermen See more (23 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Boris Karloff ... Prof. Nathaniel Billings

Peter Lorre ... Dr. Arthur Lorencz
Max 'Slapsie Maxie' Rosenbloom ... Maxie - the Powder Puff Salesman (as Maxie Rosenbloom)
Larry Parks ... Bill Layden
Jeff Donnell ... Winnie Slade (as Miss Jeff Donnell)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Don Beddoe ... J. Gilbert Brampton (uncredited)
Maude Eburne ... Amelia Jones (uncredited)
Robert Emmett Keane ... Alarm Clock Salesman (uncredited)
Eddie Laughton ... Mr. Johnson (uncredited)
George McKay ... Ebenezer (uncredited)
Patrick McVey ... Munitions Plant Road Guard (uncredited)
Frank Mitchell ... Fred - the Cop (uncredited)
James C. Morton ... Trooper Fred Quincy (uncredited)
Frank Puglia ... Silvio Baciagalupi - The Human Bomb (uncredited)
Frank Sully ... Police Officer Joe Starrett (uncredited)

Directed by
Lew Landers 
 
Writing credits
Hal Fimberg (story) and
Robert B. Hunt (story)

Edwin Blum (screenplay)

Paul Gangelin (adaptation)

Produced by
Colbert Clark .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Henry Freulich 
 
Film Editing by
Richard Fantl 
 
Art Direction by
Lionel Banks 
 
Set Decoration by
George Montgomery (interior decorator)
 
Makeup Department
Clay Campbell .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Seymour Friedman .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Robert Peterson .... associate art director
 
Sound Department
Charles Althouse .... sound (uncredited)
Jack A. Goodrich .... sound (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Morris Stoloff .... musical director (as M.W. Stoloff)
Leigh Harline .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
John Leipold .... composer: title music (uncredited)
Paul Mertz .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
66 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Certification:
UK:A | USA:Approved (PCA #8640)

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Trivia:
This is the second of four film teamings of Boris Karloff and Peter Lorre, all of them comedies. Others were You'll Find Out (1940), The Raven (1963) and The Comedy of Terrors (1963).See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Jeff Donnell's Winnie slips and calls Peter Lorre "Professor Lorre", not Lorenz, and it remains in the film.See more »
Quotes:
Bill Leyden:They murdered him! Just like they murdered the other one!
Prof. Nathaniel Billings:Please! Please! The word is, "martyrized."
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References Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)See more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Arsenic and Supermen, 5 November 2006
Author: julian kennedy from Clearwater Fl

The Boogie Man Will Get You: 6 out of 10: If Ma and Pa Kettle ever did Arsenic and Old Lace it would be this movie. Very very silly and occasionally quite funny the Boogie Man has a couple of big faults. The supporting cast is mixed at best and the ending is a mess.

It also has two great assets, Boris Karloff and Peter Lorre. Karloff is spot on as the bumbling well meaning murdering scientist. Whose experiments on traveling salesman to create super-soldiers for the war effort are both well meaning and quite homicidal.

Peter Lorre is hilarious as the Mayor, Police Chief, Undertaker, Notary, excreta. He dresses in a three piece suit with a Siamese kitten in his pocket to which he coos in German.

Watching these two together is pure entertainment and certainly worth a viewing. The rest of the movie is light, frothy, derivative, and occasionally irritating. Just watch the stars at work and forget the rest.

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