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Writer:
Karl Brown (screenplay)
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Release Date:
2 October 1942 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Well-known philanthropist and deaf-mute John G. Harrison is identified leaving the scene of several... See more » | Add synopsis »
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See it for Mantan See more (8 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Dick Purcell ... Edward Clark

Joan Woodbury ... Barbara Mason
John Hamilton ... John G. Harrison
Warren Hymer ... Police Sgt. Pete Corrigan
Mantan Moreland ... Nicodemus (as Manton Moreland)
J. Farrell MacDonald ... Police Captain
Gayne Whitman ... District Attorney John W. Rogers
Kenneth Harlan ... Police Lt. Jim Brady
George J. Lewis ... Kramer (as George Lewis)
Karl Hackett ... Defense Attorney
Harry Depp ... Lester P. Cutler
Isabel La Mal ... Mable Corrigan (as Isabel Lamal)
Robert Carson ... Dave Rigby
Frank Ellis ... Kelsey
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Victor Adamson ... City Hall Janitor (uncredited)
Cliff Clark ... Tim (uncredited)
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Directed by
William Beaudine 
 
Writing credits
Karl Brown (screenplay)

Albert DeMond  story (uncredited)

Produced by
A.W. Hackel .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Marcel Le Picard 
 
Film Editing by
Jack Ogilvie 
 
Production Management
Ben Gutterman .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard L'Estrange .... assistant director (as Dick L'Estrange)
 
Sound Department
Percy R. Glenn .... sound engineer (as Glen Glenn)
 
Music Department
Frank Sanucci .... musical director
 

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Runtime:
61 min
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Certification:
USA:Approved (MPPDA #8022)

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Trivia:
The title was recycled from an earlier Bela Lugosi film. It had been the working title for Invisible Ghost (1941), which was released the previous year.See more »
Quotes:
Barbara 'Babs' Mason:It's as clear as the nose on Jimmy Durante's face.See more »
Movie Connections:
Remake of The Sphinx (1933)See more »

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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
See it for Mantan, 6 August 2004
Author: goblinhairedguy from Montreal

Quite average even by Monogram standards, this mystery (a remake of The Sphinx) has an oddball plot which is not unraveled to much effect -- you'll see through it after about ten minutes. The two leads have some nice breezy dialog at the outset, but John Hamilton is hopelessly dull as the villain (perfectly cast Lionel Atwill originated the role) and Warren Hymer's nitwit shtick is pretty annoying. However, it's worth sitting through for a five-minute appearance by the incomparable Mantan Moreland as Nicodemus the janitor, who gets the better of the defense attorney during a hilarious courtroom appearance. You've got to hand it to Bill "One-Take" Beaudine; he wasn't much of a director, but he would always punch up a routine programmer with some goofy vaudeville.

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