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

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Trivia:
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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4 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
This Film Had a Cast of Great Veteran Actors!, 6 March 2004
Author: whpratt1 from United States

Very much to my surprise, I was able to view this picture from the past, which I had never seen, but all the actors in this picture contributed great talents to the Movie Industry even though they were mostly B Pictures! J.Carrol Naish,(Noel),"The Beast With Five Fingers",'40, did a great job of acting through out the entire picture, he was a great actor and was not appreciated by the Movie Industry. Mr. Naish could play any role given to him and appeared in hundreds of films for many many years. George Zucco(Dr. Robert Renault) was a great supporting actor and always managed to add mystery and horror in his great acting skills over the years in many Horror films. Jack Norton,(Mr. Austin),"Crazy House",'43 was an American Drunk, who always played a DRUNKARD in most of his pictures, always falling down and one time even was a murder! Mike Mazurki(Rogel), the monster looking guy, who always played a gangster in films gave a good supporting role. In real life, Mike earned a college degree in 1930 and was a lot smarter than people ever thought. If you love old time Horror movies that now make you laugh!, watch this film if you can find it on TV, I was able to tape it around 1:30AM on AMC!!

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