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The Mad Monster (1942)

 -  Drama | Horror | Romance  -  15 May 1942 (USA)
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A mad scientist changes his simple-minded handyman into a werewolf in order to prove his supposedly crazy scientific theories - and exact revenge.

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Johnny Downs ...
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Sarah Padden ...
Grandmother
Gordon De Main ...
Prof. Fitzgerald (as Gordon DeMain)
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Child's Mother - Susan
Reginald Barlow ...
Professor Warwick
Robert Strange ...
Professor Blaine
Henry Hall ...
Country Doctor
Ed Cassidy ...
Child's Father (as Edward Cassidy)
Eddie Holden ...
Jed Harper
John Elliott ...
Prof. Hatfield
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Officer Dugan (as Charles Whitaker)
Gil Patric ...
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Dr. Cameron has succeeded in his experiments with a serum which will turn a man into a wolf-like monster, and is ready to avenge himself on the men who caused his professional failure. He uses it on his gardener Petro and one after the other is killed by his creation. His daughter, Lenora, grows suspicious and confides with newspaper reporter Tom Gregory. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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The blood of a wolf he placed in the veins of a man... and created a monster such as the world has never known!


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15 May 1942 (USA)  »

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The Mad Monsters  »

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The film was refused a UK cinema certificate in 1942, but passed uncut 10 years later. See more »

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[first lines]
Dr. Lorenzo Cameron: Yes, I know. You'd like to join your brothers outside and howl at the moon. But you're serving a much better purpose. Yes, you're serving science through me.
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Good for what it is
12 March 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

As far as Mad Scientist B-movies go, this was pretty good. George Zucco steals the screen as always, playing his typical mad doctor role to perfection. A pre-Frankenstein Glenn Strange also throws in a decent performance (for this kind of movie) as the grounds-keeper turned into a Werewolf. If you're into this kind of flick like I am, this is highly recommended. Otherwise, you might as well skip it. Most of the actors suck, the story drags, and it borrows *cough*steals*cough heavily from Universal's 1941 film "The Wolf Man". Actually, I say check this out even if you don't normally enjoy this kind of film, you could be pleasantly surprised!

7/10


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