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Release Date:
3 June 1944 (Portugal) See more »
IT'S A CHILLER-DILLER OF A MAYHEM-AND-MERRIMENT SHOW! (original six-sheet poster- all caps) See more »
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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  (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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66 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
UK:A | USA:Approved (PCA #8640)

Did You Know?

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 »
Revealing mistakes: Jeff Donnell's Winnie slips and calls Peter Lorre "Professor Lorre", not Lorenz, and it remains in the film.See more »
Winnie Slade:[Referring to Professor Billings] Isn't he a dear?
Amelia Jones:Even when he was a baby, he never cried - not even when we dropped him.
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References Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)See more »


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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Actually A Rather Funny Film, I Like It., 26 January 2013
Author: Humphrey Fish from United States

A young divorcée tries to convert a historic house into a hotel despite its oddball inhabitants and dead bodies in the cellar. Starring Boris Karloff and Peter Lorre, this movie is funny. When I first heard the title of the movie, I wasn't expecting to see much, I was expecting to see a no good, low budget, and poorly acted movie. But it is actually a rather funny movie, as a matter of fact, I like it, it's rather funny if you ask me! In my point of view, this film is not a bad movie at all, granted, it's not a movie that I would say is one of the greatest movies ever made, but I seemed to really enjoy it nevertheless, I found it to be funny and entertaining, and the latter is what a movie is supposed to do, entertain people.

Boris Karloff was good in this movie, well, that's a little obvious, as he was good in a lot of the movies that he was in, even if the movie itself wasn't that good, he's always a scene stealer. Peter Lorre was good in this movie too, and like Boris Karloff, he is great in just about every movie that he's in, his best movies include Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, and Arsenic And Old Lace. I was expecting this movie to be a terrible movie, but it was not terrible to say the least, it was very good, it was silly at times, but it was funny nevertheless, I'm not sorry that I took the time to watch it, and if you want a few laughs, then watch this, you'll be laughing.

If I had to rate this movie, this is how I would do it. On a scale from one to ten, with one being the absolute worst and ten being the absolute best, I'll give this film a rating of eight stars out of ten, meaning that while this movie is not a masterpiece of filmmaking, it's funny for what it is, and it's definitely not one of the worst movies that I have ever seen, it's a good movie, just not one of the best. So if you want a good movie that has got quite a few laughs in it, then The Boogie Man Will Get you is worth watching, in fact, sure it's funny, but it's also worth watching for Boris Karloff and Peter Lorre alone.


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