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The Mysterious Doctor (1943)

Approved | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 3 March 1943 (USA)
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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Sir Henry Leland
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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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The mysterious mine
17 May 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Lester Matthews (Dr Holmes) wanders into a foggy Cornish village and heads to the local inn. He is greeted by a weirdo bartender who runs the inn and does everything with a sack on his head. Matthews learns the story of a headless ghost that wanders around and kills anyone who enters the local tin mine. As a result, no-one goes near the tin mine. Well, the next day, that's exactly where Matthews heads off to. There is definitely someone walking around with no head because we see him. But is he really a ghost? What is going on in this village?

It's a whodunit mystery type of film with a helping of horror atmosphere. There is lots of fog and it zips along at a good pace. The story is pretty unconvincing if you think about it. So don't. Just go with it and it carries you along to its conclusion. The film ends up being something different to what it starts out as. Given the year that the film was made, it is no surprise that there is a war element to things.


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