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The Mad Monster -- 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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Director:
Writer:
Fred Myton (original screenplay)
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Release Date:
15 May 1942 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The blood of a wolf he placed in the veins of a man... and created a monster such as the world has never known!
Plot:
A mad scientist changes his simple-minded handyman into a werewolf in order to prove his supposedly crazy scientific theories - and exact revenge. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Johnny Downs ... Tom Gregory
George Zucco ... Dr. Lorenzo Cameron
Anne Nagel ... Lenora Cameron
Glenn Strange ... Petro
Sarah Padden ... Grandmother
Gordon De Main ... Prof. Fitzgerald (as Gordon DeMain)

Mae Busch ... 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

Slim Whitaker ... Officer Dugan (as Charles Whitaker)
Gil Patric ... Detective Lieutenant

Directed by
Sam Newfield 
 
Writing credits
Fred Myton (original screenplay)

Produced by
Sigmund Neufeld .... producer
 
Original Music by
David Chudnow 
 
Cinematography by
Jack Greenhalgh 
 
Film Editing by
Holbrook N. Todd 
 
Art Direction by
Fred Preble 
 
Makeup Department
Harry Ross .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Bert Sternbach .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Melville De Lay .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Hans Weeren .... sound engineer
 
Special Effects by
Eugene C. Stone .... special effects (as Gene Stone)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
77 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono | Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
USA:Approved (PCA #8264)

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Trivia:
The film was refused a UK cinema certificate in 1942, but passed uncut 10 years later.See more »
Quotes:
[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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Featured in Tomb of the Werewolf (2004) (V)See more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Good for what it is, 12 March 2006
Author: Vampenguin from Canada

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!

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