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1 October 1946 (USA) See more »
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His brain cried "Kill, kill, kill!" See more »
Plot:
A facially deformed and mentally unhinged man wreaks his revenge on those who deformed him with a series of brutal murders. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Sad Entry In the Universal Horror Stable See more (27 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Rondo Hatton ... Hal Moffet AKA 'The Creeper'
Tom Neal ... Clifford Scott
Jan Wiley ... Virginia Rogers Scott

Jane Adams ... Helen Paige
Donald MacBride ... Police Captain M. J. Donelly
Peter Whitney ... Police Lieutenant Gates
Fred Coby ... Young Hal Moffet
Janelle Johnson Dolenz ... Joan Bemis (as Ja Nelle Johnson)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mary Ann Bricker ... Mary Ann Obringer (uncredited)
Tristram Coffin ... Police Lieutenant / voice of radio announcer (uncredited)
Peggy Converse ... Mrs. Obringer (uncredited)
Pat Costello ... Car 22 Patrolman (uncredited)
Joseph Crehan ... Police Commissioner Salisbury (uncredited)
John Gallaudet ... Police Guard (uncredited)
Arthur Gardner ... Dancer (uncredited)
John Hamilton ... Professor Cushman (uncredited)
Warren Jackson ... Jeweler (uncredited)
Karen Knight ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Patrick McVey ... Detective at Helen's Apartment (uncredited)
James Nolan ... Police Dispatcher (uncredited)
Frank O'Connor ... Policeman at Helen's Apartment (uncredited)
Oscar O'Shea ... Mr. Haskins - Grocer (uncredited)
Jack Parker ... Jimmy - Delivery Boy (uncredited)
Lorin Raker ... Mr. Parkington - Mayor's Secretary (uncredited)
William Ruhl ... Policeman at Helen's Apartment (uncredited)
Cy Schindell ... Crowd Control Policeman (uncredited)
Charles Wagenheim ... Pawnbroker (uncredited)
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Directed by
Jean Yarbrough 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dwight V. Babcock  story
George Bricker 
M. Coates Webster 

Produced by
Ben Pivar .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Maury Gertsman 
 
Film Editing by
Philip Cahn 
 
Art Direction by
John B. Goodman 
Abraham Grossman 
 
Set Decoration by
Russell A. Gausman 
Edward R. Robinson 
 
Makeup Department
Carmen Dirigo .... hair stylist
Jack P. Pierce .... makeup director
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ralph Slosser .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Joe Lapis .... sound technician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vera West .... gowns supervisor
 
Music Department
William Lava .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Charles Previn .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Hans J. Salter .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Hans J. Salter .... musical director (uncredited)
Paul Sawtell .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Frank Skinner .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Raymond Kessler .... dialogue director
 

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58 min
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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Rondo Hatton, who played the monstrous Creeper in this film and in House of Horrors (1946), was actually handsome as a young man, but later in life became disfigured by acromegaly, a form of gigantism brought about by unnaturally high levels of human growth hormone produced by a disease of the pituitary gland.See more »
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Police Dispatcher:Attention all cars, attention all cars: general alarm. Car 22, go to 733 Spring Avenue, it's a 341, that is all.
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Sad Entry In the Universal Horror Stable, 6 January 2014
Author: utgard14 from USA

One of the later and weaker Universal horror films. The story is about a disfigured man (Rondo Hatton) who blames two old friends (Tom Neal, Jan Wiley) for an accident that caused him to look the way he does. So he takes his revenge by killing a bunch of people. He also befriends a blind lady (Jane Adams). Honestly, the movie has about fifteen minutes of story that it pads out to almost an hour. Universal disowned it and sold it off to the illustrious PRC for distribution. Hatton's performance isn't very good but given his deteriorating condition it's not surprising. He died not long after this was finished. The best performance comes from the always entertaining Donald MacBride as the police captain out to solve the case. Universal horror buffs will possibly enjoy it more than most. One minor note of interest for Universal or Hatton fans: despite films usually trying to portray Hatton as a hulking giant, here we see him standing opposite Adams and Wiley and it's clear that he wasn't even six feet tall.

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