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Director:
Writers:
William Bruckner (screenplay) and
Robert F. Metzler (screenplay)
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Release Date:
19 October 1942 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
His animal instinct cannot be tamed!
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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J. Carrol Naish ... Noel
Shepperd Strudwick ... Dr. Larry Forbes (as John Shepperd)
Lynne Roberts ... Madelon Renault
George Zucco ... Dr. Robert Renault
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ed Agresti ... Mr. La Rue (uncredited)
Carmen Beretta ... Mrs. La Rue (uncredited)
Eugene Borden ... Coroner (uncredited)
Alex Chivra ... Townsman at Dance (uncredited)
Ann Codee ... Passerby at Marcel's Shop (uncredited)
Ray Corrigan ... Ape (uncredited)
George Davis ... Strong Man Contest Proprietor (uncredited)
Jean Del Val ... Henri (uncredited)
Joseph DeVillard ... Townsman at Dance (uncredited)
James Khan ... Gendarme (uncredited)
Charles La Torre ... Marcel Perron (uncredited)

Mike Mazurki ... Rogell (uncredited)
Louis Mercier ... Bus Driver (uncredited)
Jack Norton ... Mr. Austin (uncredited)
Bert Roach ... Hotel Proprietor (uncredited)
Arthur Shields ... Inspector Duval (uncredited)
Charles Wagenheim ... Jacques (uncredited)
Max Willenz ... Louis (uncredited)
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Directed by
Harry Lachman 
 
Writing credits
William Bruckner (screenplay) and
Robert F. Metzler (screenplay)

Gaston Leroux  novel "Balaoo" (uncredited)

Produced by
Sol M. Wurtzel .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Emil Newman 
David Raksin 
 
Cinematography by
Virgil Miller 
 
Film Editing by
Fred Allen 
 
Art Direction by
Richard Day 
Nathan Juran 
 
Set Decoration by
Paul S. Fox 
Thomas Little 
 
Sound Department
Eugene Grossman .... sound
Harry M. Leonard .... sound
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Herschel McCoy .... wardrobe supervisor (as Herschel)
 
Music Department
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Emil Newman .... musical director (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
58 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
USA:Approved | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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Inspired by Gaston Leroux's novel "Balaoo".See more »
Quotes:
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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3 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Decent, 13 March 2008
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Dr. Renault's Secret (1942)

** (out of 4)

Dull horror film about Dr. Renault (George Zucco) and his little secrets including his mentally challenged assistant (J. Carrol Naish). For some reason this is a rather well known film among horror fans but I can't see why because the big "secret" is easy to see within the first five minutes and the rest of the film is slow and boring. The movie is somewhat hard to find so perhaps that's a reason for its cult following. Zucco and Naish are mildly entertaining but the film goes no where in the end and winds up wasting their talent.

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