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Dr. Renault's Secret (1942)

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Dr. Larry Forbes visits the château of Dr. Robert Renault, uncle of his fiancée Madelon, who is idolized by Renault's assistant, a strange émigré from Java.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
J. Carrol Naish ...
Shepperd Strudwick ...
Dr. Larry Forbes (as John Shepperd)
Lynne Roberts ...
George Zucco ...
Bert Roach ...
Hotel Proprietor
Eugene Borden ...
Coroner
Jack Norton ...
Mr. Austin
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A young man visits his fiancée in a remote French villa where her scientist father resides. There he meets Noel, Dr. Renault's mysterious assistant, who has a strange attraction to Renault's daughter. Soon he learns Noel's true identity: he is an ape that was turned into a man by Renault's bizarre experiments! Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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The shocking story of a man-made monster...who dared to love! (ORIGINAL PRINT AD) See more »


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19 October 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Homem Sem Alma  »

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Inspired by Gaston Leroux's novel "Balaoo". See more »

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Jacques, a detective: [after a body lands near them] He fell out of that window!
Inspector Duval: You can't fall out of a closed window!
Jacques, a detective: Then it's murder!
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Remake of Balaoo the Demon Baboon (1913) See more »

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Dr. Renault's Secret (1942) ***
22 February 2009 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

For a long time this was an overlooked little 'B' picture, but thankfully it's been given new life on the recent FOX HORROR CLASSICS VOL. 2 DVD set. George Zucco is on hand as another mad doctor who experimented on a gorilla, gave him plastic surgery, and then tried to make him into a human. J. Carrol Naish is very good in the part of this man/ape character, and he manages to make him sympathetic and fierce at the same time. This is a brisk and tight film which manages to rise above its 'B' trappings, and the moody shadow photography and capable direction add a lot. Very reminiscent of ISLAND OF LOST SOULS ("The Island of Dr. Moreau"). *** out of ****


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