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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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Just okay remake of a good thriller removes all of the thrills for gags and an obvious solution. 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
Glen Glenn .... sound engineer
 
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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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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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Just okay remake of a good thriller removes all of the thrills for gags and an obvious solution., 1 October 2006
Author: dbborroughs from Glen Cove, New York

Remake of the Linoel Atwill thriller the Sphinx has been rethought so its now a jokey romance between an Assistant District Attorney and a reporter. Its not bad, but where the original was a creepy thriller, this is too light to be truly gripping, especially if you've seen the original.

The plot has ADA Dick Purcell investigating the murder of a wealthy individual. The one suspect, a known deaf mute played by John Hamilton was seen to talk by a janitor (Montan Moreland) at the crime scene, while he was seen by dozens of witnesses, including the reporter, at a dedication ceremony. The solution here is so clumsy as to be obvious well before its revealed making the film unexciting. The result is we're left with the not a great deal to hold our interest, and the feeling that once again a very good original should not have been remade.

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