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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! See more »
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
Bert Roach ... Hotel Proprietor
Eugene Borden ... Coroner
Jack Norton ... Mr. Austin
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ed Agresti ... Mr. La Rue (uncredited)
Carmen Beretta ... Mrs. La Rue (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)
Arthur Shields ... Inspector Duval (uncredited)
Charles Wagenheim ... Jacques (uncredited)
Max Willenz ... Louis (uncredited)

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 (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Fred Allen 
 
Art Direction by
Richard Day 
Nathan Juran 
 
Set Decoration by
Thomas Little 
Paul S. Fox (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Eugene Grossman .... sound
Harry M. Leonard .... sound
 
Stunts
Ray Corrigan .... stunts (uncredited)
 
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:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
UK:A | USA:Approved | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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Trivia:
Inspired by Gaston Leroux's novel "Balaoo".See more »
Quotes:
Marcel Perron, the barber:[watching Noel dance and chuckling] Maybe we should give Noel some peanuts. He dances like an ape.
Louis, the barkeeper:Ape? You mean a fat little monkey!
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Movie, 17 March 2015
Author: tomwal from United States

While reading a review of another movie this film was mentioned. Deciding to check it out, I found it on line. Unlike some reviews I've read, I found it interesting. The short running time of fifty eight minutes was probably a good decision by the film makers considering the screen play offers few surprises. An American doctor travels to Europe to visit a doctor friend George Zucco and uncle of his intended bride.Forced to stay overnight at an inn because of a storm, the doctor is met by a driver Noel, played by J. Carrol Nash.. A murder occurs, with Noel being a suspect. Arriving at their destination, the investigation continues with other murders occurring. Confusing at times the film comes to a satisfying conclusion. A familiar cast with Lynne Roberts and Arthur Shields as a police inspector make good use of a screen play that drags in spots. Ray Corrigan doubles Nash in the stunt department. Nothing exceptional but a good way to pass an hour.

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