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Dr. Renault's Secret
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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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Watchable if you like the genre, but not exactly ground-breaking or exciting See more (25 total) »

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)
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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 (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:
USA:Approved | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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Trivia:
Inspired by Gaston Leroux's novel "Balaoo".See more »
Quotes:
Noel:[to Renault] You chain me, hurt me. Make me like man.See more »

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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Watchable if you like the genre, but not exactly ground-breaking or exciting, 23 October 2007
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

George Zucco is a scientist and to fans of the horror genre, it's not at all surprising that he's a mad scientist since he's played this in so many low-budget films. His assistant is the rather dim and violent J. Carrol Naish. It's obvious SOMETHING is wrong here, but at first it is a bit vague. Unfortunately, though, the film telegraphs its "dark secrets" and the plot seems awfully familiar, so when things do heat up, it never really gets very exciting. I'm not a genius, but I pretty much figured out the plot after watching the film for 10 minutes.

So why, then, did I watch this very bland film? Well, I like the genre and assume those who like these cheesy old horror films would also probably stick it out until the end--especially since this film is less than an hour long. However, if this isn't your style of film, there's nothing about this one that will convince you to watch another.

By the way, my wife says I'm too picky, but this was a sloppy film in several places. In one scene, a man is strangled to death but as his corpse is being thrown out a window, the "dead man" visibly moves his arms to give his attacker and easier time tossing him! A short time later, a man is killed in a barber shop where there is a shade drawn over the glass door. But, when the police break the glass to enter, the shade is up, not down!

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