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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)
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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:
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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:
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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Discovered Dr Renault's Secret, 18 June 2011
Author: johnniedoo from United States

This is a real sleeper, particularly for fans of old "B" mysteries. It is classed as horror genre by most reviews i saw but it is in the same mode as Charlie Chans or Mr Moto's , which is no great surprise since it was produced by Sol Wertzel and directed by Harry Lachman who did some Chan's and a Moto or 2. I got the restored disc through netflx and was totally surprised by the quality of the picture and didn't expect it to be so well done, as far as production values to. It seemed to be much less horror and more mystery as they kept the 'secret' back for much of the movie.(even though it was no great surprise). It was a very familiar cast with another great performance in yet another odd character role for J.C. Naish and G.Zucco as the Dark Dr Renault supporting each other's roles well. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who likes b&W movies from the 30s-40s from serials to Horror/Mystery genres. Cant really go wrong with this long lost or recently rehabbed movie.

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