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The Mad Ghoul (1943)

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A university chemistry professor experiments with an ancient Mayan gas on a medical student, turning the would-be surgeon him into a murdering ghoul.

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(as James Hogan)

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
David Bruce ...
Evelyn Ankers ...
Isabel Lewis
George Zucco ...
Dr. Alfred Morris
Robert Armstrong ...
Ken McClure
Turhan Bey ...
Eric Iverson
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Macklin
Andrew Tombes ...
Eagan
Rose Hobart ...
Della
Addison Richards ...
Gavigan
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Garrity
Gus Glassmire ...
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Curious about the effects of an ancient Mayan nerve gas on humans, a scientist exposes his young assistant and turns him into a mindless ghoul that must have human heart substance to live. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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A Sensation in Horror!

Genres:

Sci-Fi | Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Release Date:

12 November 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mystery of the Ghoul  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"The Mad Ghoul" was the last film of director James P. Hogan,who died after finishing the film in May but over a month before it was released,on November 12,1943. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Alfred Morris: I could use an assistant. How'd you like to spend your vacation helping me with my experiments at home>
Ted Allison: Would I? Say, there isn't a fellow in class who wouldn't give a leg to work with you in the lab!
Dr. Alfred Morris: [Tongue in cheek] Oh, that's rather more than the privilege is worth. You needn't give me a leg; just lend me a hand.
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Featured in Son of Svengoolie: The Mad Ghoul (1943) (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

All For Love
Music Arranged by Milton Rosen
Lyrics by Everett Carter
Sung by Evelyn Ankers (dubbed by Lillian Cornell)
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The Mad Gay Professor actually....
13 May 2012 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Many reviewers write here about how the professor is smitten with the female role of this film. Well, I suggest we all have another look, and realize that the professor is actually madly in love with Ted, her fiancée. This very clever B film is all about possessive manipulation and unrequited lust... and the thief of hearts is a metaphor for the clearly gay professor lusting after enthusiastic cute blond Ted. It is indeed fortunate that the woman instead loves Eric the piano player, and all this allows the professor to repeatedly use and abuse every character in the film for his own ends... mainly which involve manipulating Ted for his own grisly needs. It is quite and evil premise and well carried out, and as a gay theme of use and abuse it is one of the most definite explicit examples of Hollywood's demonising of a cultured gay character. See the film again and realize the real evil of the film is Hollywood once again telling a straight audience how horrible gay men are and how nice bland people can be used. The film is quite creepy and well worth a look.


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