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The Mysterious Doctor (1943)

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The citizens of a tiny Cornish village are tormented during World War II by a headless ghost which is haunting the local tin mine.

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Fog Equals Atmosphere
30 May 2001 | by (Pittsburgh, PA) – See all my reviews

A few chills and some decent atmosphere (atmosphere usually meaning fog) but the modest storyline takes a back seat to war time "rally 'round the troops, boys" sentiment. Seen with that in mind it does possess a certain degree of charm. I like the early shot of the mysterious headless "ghost" wandering through the fog, but it rather quickly becomes apparent that there is a very earth-bound, prosaic explanation. It's all a bit of a mess of course, but quite understandably America and Great Britain had more important things on their mind at the time. Eleanor Parker is porcelain beautiful in one of her early roles.


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