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Release Date:
15 September 1942 (Mexico) See more »
DANGER AT NIGHTFALL! (original poster - all caps) See more »
The City of Chicago is gripped by an Axe Murderer. The streets are empty at night as there has been six murders and six people have been caught... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Lew Ayres ... Oliver Duffy

Laraine Day ... Edwina Brown

Basil Rathbone ... Dr. H. Santelle
Walter Kingsford ... Dr. Cromwall

Miles Mander ... Dr. Kurt Immelman
Charles D. Brown ... Inspector Gallagher
Cliff Clark ... Lt. Allison
James Flavin ... Lt. Schaeffer

Russell Gleason ... Ogilvie
William Tannen ... Devlan
Mark Daniels ... Haguey

Bert Roach ... Krum

Russell Hicks ... Dr. Chandley
Charles Wagenheim ... Fred Bixley
Robert Homans ... Officer O'Garrity
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Iris Adrian ... Babe Stanton (uncredited)
Ruth Alder ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Ernie Alexander ... Reporter (uncredited)

Sam Ash ... Theater Stage-Manager (uncredited)

Hooper Atchley ... Ambulance Doctor (uncredited)

King Baggot ... Psychiatrist at Lecture (uncredited)
William Bailey ... Policeman at Hotel (uncredited)
Arthur Belasco ... Fat Man (uncredited)

Brooks Benedict ... Psychiatrist at Lecture (uncredited)
Margaret Bert ... Mrs. Geversar - Dr. Santelle's Maid (uncredited)
Robert Bradford ... Whistles 'Over the Rainbow' (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ... Dr. Shepherd (uncredited)

Rand Brooks ... Young Reporter (uncredited)
Eddie Buzard ... Tall Newsboy (uncredited)
Bobby Callahan ... Small Newsboy (uncredited)
George M. Carleton ... Meeting Chairman (uncredited)
Wally Cassell ... Photographer (uncredited)
Eddy Chandler ... Bill - Mounted Policeman (uncredited)
Jules Cowles ... Crazy Man at the Clinic (uncredited)
Mary Currier ... Miss Hewitt - Hospital Nurse (uncredited)
Cliff Danielson ... Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
Leslie Denison ... Paul - at Santelle's house (uncredited)

Lester Dorr ... Photographer (uncredited)
Ralph Dunn ... Policeman outside Clinic (uncredited)

Byron Foulger ... Bird Man (uncredited)
Jack Gardner ... Reporter (uncredited)
Rudy Germane ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Edward Hearn ... Citizen (uncredited)
Edna Holland ... Clinic Nurse (uncredited)

John Ince ... Minor Role (uncredited)
William Lally ... Police Sergeant (uncredited)

George Magrill ... Policeman (uncredited)
Jerry Maren ... Small Boy (uncredited)

Frank Marlowe ... Cabbie with Cat (uncredited)

Frank McLure ... Psychiatrist at Lecture (uncredited)
Dick Midgley ... Police Driver (uncredited)

Harold Miller ... Psychiatrist at Lecture (uncredited)
James Millican ... Reporter (uncredited)
Roger Moore ... Jim - an Actor (uncredited)

Arthur O'Connell ... Photographer (uncredited)

George Ovey ... Old Man with Telegram (uncredited)
Eddie Parker ... Ambulance Driver (uncredited)
Milton Parsons ... Jarvis J. Banhoff - First Axe-Murderer (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ... Police Telephone Operator (uncredited)

'Snub' Pollard ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Frances Rafferty ... Clinic Switchboard Operator (uncredited)
Cyril Ring ... Psychiatrist at Lecture (uncredited)
Edwin Stanley ... Hospital Doctor (uncredited)

Ray Teal ... Police Car #12 Driver (uncredited)
David Tihmar ... Dance Teacher (uncredited)
Emmett Vogan ... Hotel Manager (uncredited)
Frank Whitbeck ... Trailer Announcer (voice) (uncredited)
Joe Yule ... Citizen (uncredited)

Directed by
Charles Lederer 
Writing credits
Rose Caylor (screenplay) and
Lawrence P. Bachmann (screenplay)

Rose Caylor (from a story by)

Produced by
Irving Starr .... producer
Original Music by
Bronislau Kaper 
Daniele Amfitheatrof (uncredited)
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Charles Lawton Jr.  (as Charles Lawton)
Harry Stradling Sr.  (as Harry Stradling)
Film Editing by
George Boemler 
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
Set Decoration by
Edwin B. Willis 
Costume Design by
Howard Shoup (gowns) (as Shoup)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bert Spurlin .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
William Ferrari .... associate art director
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
Music Department
Lennie Hayton .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Leonid Raab .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Robert Bradford .... whistling double: Lew Ayres for "Over the Rainbow" (uncredited)
Charles Mandell .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
80 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #8102) | USA:TV-PG (TV rating)

Did You Know?

This film had its first television showings in Los Angeles Thursday 13 December 1956 on KTTV and in New York City 17 December 1956 on WCBS; it was first telecast in San Francisco 8 January 1958 on KGO-TV.See more »
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10 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Efficient, Scary, and Fun, 4 January 2004
Author: David (Handlinghandel) from NY, NY

A tidy, direct, edge-of-the seat romantic thriller. Ayres is good, as always, and Day is fine. The other star-billed player is a bit of cheat, as we don't see him till the final 15 minutes or so; but it's OK.

This movie recalls "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" and presages "North By northwest": The supposedly crazy, or at least uninformed, people are the good guys; while the bad guy is the one looked up to by the general populace.

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