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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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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:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Certification:
UK:A | USA:Approved (PCA #8640)

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Trivia:
The plot of this film has strong similarities to Arsenic and Old Lace (1944), in which both Boris Karloff and Peter Lorre were previously associated - Karloff appeared in the theatrical original (and at least three television adaptations) while Lorre co-starred in the film version.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:
Dr. Lorenz:If he is a choreographer, then I am Pavlova.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)See more »

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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Who's in charge of the asylum?, 7 November 2000

A curious film which weaves satirical comments about World War Two into a modified "Arsenic and Old Lace" theme, together with an implicit weakness of technology and what passes for science. The strongest satire revolves around nutty Professor Nathaniel Billings (Boris Karloff), a mad but seemingly harmless scientist, whose attempt at creating a superman is so close to Hitler's expressed plan for a superman race that the parallel cannot be ignored. The film was produced during a time of military victories for the Axis powers, at a point in World War Two when the Allies were all but powerless to resist. Satire seemed the only sure weapon. As a movie, it's great fun, with a cast much too sophisticated for both the plot and the script. In effect, the acting skill of both Karloff and Peter Lorre (as Dr Lorenz) are the film's salvation. As wacky as the characters are, they seem plausible representations of real folks, which makes one wonder who, indeed, is really in charge of the asylum.

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