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The Corpse Vanishes -- A scientist, aided by an old hag & her two sons - a malicious dwarf and a brutish moron, kills virgin brides, steals their bodies, & extracts gland fluid to keep his ancient wife alive and young.

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Director:
Writers:
Sam Robins (original story) &
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Release Date:
8 May 1942 (USA) See more »
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KIDNAPPED BRIDES Are The Victims Of His Terror! Prepare to shudder when you see the strange practices of this doctor who sacrificed beautiful women for the sake of a mad love! (original poster) See more »
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A scientist, aided by an old hag & her two sons - a malicious dwarf and a brutish moron, kills virgin brides, steals their bodies, & extracts gland fluid to keep his ancient wife alive and young. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Here is where it starts to come together for Monogram See more (69 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bela Lugosi ... Dr. George Lorenz
Luana Walters ... Patricia Hunter
Tristram Coffin ... Dr. Foster (as Tris Coffin)
Elizabeth Russell ... Countess Lorenz
Minerva Urecal ... Fagah
Angelo Rossitto ... Toby (as Angelo)
Joan Barclay ... Alice Wentworth
Kenneth Harlan ... Editor Keenan
Gwen Kenyon ... Peggy Woods
Vince Barnett ... Sandy
Frank Moran ... Angel
George Eldredge ... Mike (as George Eldridge)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pat Costello ... Attendant at Alice's Wedding (uncredited)
Gladys Faye ... Mrs. Wentworth (uncredited)
Sheldon Jett ... Burnside (uncredited)
Eddie Kane ... The District Attorney (uncredited)
Murdock MacQuarrie ... The Minister (uncredited)
Frank O'Connor ... Policeman (uncredited)
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Directed by
Wallace Fox 
 
Writing credits
Sam Robins (original story) &
Gerald Schnitzer (original story)

Harvey Gates (screenplay)

Produced by
Jack Dietz .... producer
Sam Katzman .... producer
Barney A. Sarecky .... associate producer
 
Cinematography by
Arthur Reed  (as Art Reed)
 
Film Editing by
Robert Golden 
 
Art Direction by
Dave Milton  (as David Milton)
 
Production Management
Ed W. Rote .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Arthur Hammond .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Glen Glenn .... sound
 
Music Department
Johnny Lange .... musical director (as Lange)
Lew Porter .... musical director (as Porter)
Charles Dunworth .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
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64 min
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Certification:
Finland:K-18 (2007) (self applied) | UK:R (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1995) | UK:X (1952) | UK:H (re-rating) (1946) | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #8276)

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Trivia:
Filmed 13 March - 1 April, 1942, the fourth of Bela Lugosi's nine Monogram features.See more »
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Continuity: When getting ready for bed, Pat unbuttons her jacket but in the next shot, the jacket is buttoned again and stays buttoned for the rest of the scene.See more »
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Dr. Lorenz:You see, our dreams, our minds play strange tricks on us sometimes!See more »

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13 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Here is where it starts to come together for Monogram, 5 October 2007
Author: newportbosco from Canada

Bela made 9 pics for Monogram, but it was only at THIS one, the 4TH, that things started to come together. All the rest in the series would use this one as the essential template for production, writing and character development. From here on, better or worse, the series would also deal with one essential theme: a scientist (usually Bela) makes experiments in the basement or the old house (sometimes IN the basement in the old house) that causes things to go blooey. This was also the first time that Art Director Dave Milton got a chance to spread his wings. He came on board for BLACK DRAGONS, the flick before, but THIS one is where he gets to make his craft start to click. Lewis made great atmosphere for next to nothing, and was around for all the rest of the Monograms. Casting is key in these, and it's a pretty good one B movie wise, here. You get Barclay and Harlen (also from BLACK DRAGONS),along with Russell, who would star in Lewtons' CAT PEOPLE movies..and Rosetto, from SPOOKS RUN WILD...a nice slice of Poverty Row talent. If you have limited time and budget, start with this one...it sums up everything they had learned up to this point, and gives you something to compare the rest to. The plot? Bela steals gland juice to keep his nasty wife young. They both like to sleep in coffins. If you can read that and smile, the rest will be easy.

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