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Director:
Writers:
Hal Fimberg (story) and
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Release Date:
3 June 1944 (Portugal) See more »
Genre:
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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A jumbled, convoluted comedy/thriller with moments of charm 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:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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:
Silvio, the Human Bomb:In this sack, I have forty kilos of dynamite, and I don't mean ravioli!See more »
Movie Connections:
References Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)See more »

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A jumbled, convoluted comedy/thriller with moments of charm, 30 January 2008
Author: J D from United States

While the film fails to offer any actual "Boogieman", it does offer up a variety of decent chuckles, courtesy of its then all-star cast. With a goofy set up, likable characters, and some great slapstick, The Boogie Man Will Get You is a decent, fun little romp from yesteryear.

The plot follows a young woman who decides to purchase an old Colonial mansion in the middle of nowhere with the hopes of turning it into a hotel, even though it is barely standing. Her ex-husband finds her only seconds after she has made the purchase (a plot device never fully explained) and tried to convince her she's been swindled. She doesn't care, having become fond of the eclectic cast of characters that inhabit the house... but little does she know, the old man who works in the basement is actually trying to create a race of electric supermen! Bodies begin piling up (or do they?), Peter Lorre shows up playing the town mayor/sheriff/notary with a kitten in his coat pocket, and general Hollywood hijinks ensue. The ending is a mess, but it ends up being so convoluted, it somehow finds charms in all of its lunacy. While far from intelligent entertainment, you could do a lot worse for 66 minutes of your life.

If you're a Karloff or Lorre fan, its well worth seeing. Others, its hit-or-miss.

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