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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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Entertaining and scary See more (7 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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61 min
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Certification:
USA:Approved (MPPDA #8022)

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Trivia:
Although it is credited to Karl Brown, the script was actually recycled from Monogram's Lionel Atwill vehicle The Sphinx (1933).See more »
Quotes:
Barbara 'Babs' Mason:It's as clear as the nose on Jimmy Durante's face.See more »
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Remake of The Sphinx (1933)See more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Entertaining and scary, 14 March 2008
Author: David (Handlinghandel) from NY, NY

This is not great film art. However, I found it fun. It does its job: It is breezy at times. It has romantic elements between Joan Woodbury and Dick Purcell. And it is frightening: The central concept, that a man who can neither hear nor speak and is never at the scene of the crime is a ruthless killer, has a nightmarish quality.

Ms. Woodbury gets several costume changes. They aren't always logical. She plays an ambitious newspaper reporter. In one sequence, we find her interviewing a central character while wearing an evening gown! (Yes, it's in the daytime.) Discovering films from Monogram is generally fun. Sometimes they don't pan out. This one, whether or not it is a remake of "The Sphinx," does. It held my attention without fail.

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