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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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Screwball B horror-comedy with Peter Lorre and Boris Karloff See more (24 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)
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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:
Part of the SON OF SHOCK package of 20 titles released to television in 1958, which followed the original SHOCK THEATER release of 52 features one year earlier. This was also the last of 11 Columbia titles, the other 61 all being Universals.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:
Prof. Nathaniel Billings:[Enthusiastically] I have very good news for you, Doctor!
Dr. Lorenz:Really?
Prof. Nathaniel Billings:Now, guess what!
Dr. Lorenz:[Annoyed] I don't know!
Prof. Nathaniel Billings:[With continued enthusiasm] Go ahead - guess
Dr. Lorenz:[Angrily] D-Do I look like a quiz kid?
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Movie Connections:
References Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)See more »

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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Screwball B horror-comedy with Peter Lorre and Boris Karloff, 1 November 2005
Author: dellascott2004 from Seattle

This film was quite enjoyable for what it was. A cockeyed optimist(Miss Jeff Daniels) buys a rundown colonial era inn with high hopes and decides to allow the current inhabitants, among them a scientist working on a device that will help the Allies win the war(Boris Karloff)and an old woman who obsesses about chickens, to stay on. Her bumbling ex-husband has followed her. The scientist is soon joined by the sheriff/coroner/justice of the peace (and purveyor of baldness cures),played by Peter Lorre. The big question is: Is there are or aren't there a room full of corpses in a secret room off the wine cellar? They have been experimenting on travelling salesmen who happen by the house,using the standard bulb- and- helmet type of contraption that should be familiar to moviegoers. Lorre's character packs a huge pistol and keeps a Siamese kitten in his pocket, claiming that "she has a incredible sense for crime and corruption." Good thing.

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