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Surviving members of an aristocratic Welsh family are threatened by a legendary monster when they venture out on chilly, foggy nights.

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James Ellison ...
Robert Curtis
Heather Angel ...
Helga Hammond
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Oliver Hammond
Bramwell Fletcher ...
Dr. Jeff Colbert
Heather Thatcher ...
Christy
Aubrey Mather ...
Inspector Craig
Halliwell Hobbes ...
Walton, the Butler
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A werewolf prowls around at night but only kills certain members of one family. It seems like just a coincidence but the investigating Inspector soon finds out that this tradition has gone on for generations and tries to find a link between the werewolf and the family, leading to a frightening conclusion. Written by Graeme Huggan <hia95gh@sheffield.ac.uk>

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27 November 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Segredo do Monstro  »

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Film debut of American tough guy Charles McGraw who ironically plays a British horse groom here. See more »

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In the library, Dr. Colbert's monocle drops. In the next shot, it's back in his eye. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Walton, the housekeeper: [hearing a howl] Sounds like a lost soul!
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15 August 2002 | by (West Virginia) – See all my reviews

With a little over an hour's running time, this film is one of a number of very short,second features that were made in abundance during the forties. Always in black and white, they starred familiar faces that never really made it to the "A" list (with a few exceptions). They also featured players on their way down. Heather Angel, who was the female support in the classic "The Informer", was reduced to starring in programmers like this one. Be that as it may, this film is a step above most second features. The cinematography is good......eerie and fog shrouded (maybe to hide lack of sets). The actors all rise to the occasion and are generally quite good. There is a little too much forced humor which is out of place in the context of the story. I never knew why they insisted on doing that......many a good "B" picture was ruined by injecting unfunny schtick in otherwise dramatic stories. No guts and gore here....just a compact, tight storyline about a family curse which appears to be coming true. It won't keep you guessing but it will keep you interested throughout and is one to watch on a rainy Saturday afternoon. I think you'll enjoy it.


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