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The Mad Monster (1942)

Approved  |   |  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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Cast overview:
Johnny Downs ...
George Zucco ...
Anne Nagel ...
Glenn Strange ...
Sarah Padden ...
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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Clocking in at 77 minutes, it ranks as the longest "B" picture made on Poverty Row in the 1940s. See more »

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Prof. Fitzgerald: You're very secretive about your work.
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Featured in 100 Years of Horror: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1996) See more »

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werewolf
3 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this movie,, not quite sure why but I just did. A scientist is badly disgraced by his employers because his theories and experiments are not conventional, so abruptly he is dismissed from the company,, he decides to carry on his work in a dilapidated mansion that is out of sight, he uses his gardener as a guinea pig for all of his experiments, the experiment sort of a blood transfusion, to turn the gardener into a werewolf.. the scientist's daughter becomes suspicious of her father,, and her boyfriend happens to be a reporter, so she tells him what she thinks her father is up to ,, and the reporter starts to snoop around and gather up some information,, meanwhile our mad scientist is making plans for a serum to use against his former employers to get revenge on them for dismissing him from the company,, very decent "b" movie.


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