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The Devil's Mask (1946)

 -  Action | Adventure | Crime  -  23 May 1946 (USA)
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A crashed plane that had a shrunken head aboard is the only clue to a mystery involving a secret code.

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Jim Bannon ...
Michael Duane ...
Rex Kennedy
Mona Barrie ...
Louise Mitchell
Barton Yarborough ...
Ludwig Donath ...
Dr. Karger
Paul E. Burns ...
Leon Hartman
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Based on the "I Love a Mystery" radio program (where most of the stories were told in serial fashion over several episodes): Searching through the wreckage of a crashed airline, the police find five shrunken human heads, and one of them is a white man with red hair. The head belonged to an explorer, deemed lost on an expedition to South America, and is tagged as a victim of jungle savagery. His daughter thinks otherwise, and suspects foul-play outside the jungle. She hires a team of private detectives to investigate, and points them in the direction of her stepmother and a colleague of her father, who appears to be more than a colleague of the stepmother. The detective, however, also looks in another direction and vocation for the killer. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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TRAPPED IN A MAN-MADE JUNGLE! (original ad - all caps)


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23 May 1946 (USA)  »

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The Head  »

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Second of the three 'I Love a Mystery' thrillers, based on the popular radio series of the same name. See more »

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Followed by The Unknown (1946) See more »

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I Love A Mystery Radio Program
7 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Jack Packard, (Jim Bannon) plays the role with a duo of private investigators concerning a shrunken head found on the ruins of a crashed plane traveling from California to Latin America. There are many investigations among head hunters in the jungle and people being killed with deadly blow guns. There are family members who all mistrust each other and lots of mysterious people who appear to be the killers. Janet Mitchell, (Anita Louise) gave an outstanding performance and gave some romance to this black and white low budget film from 1946. Found this film to be rather boring and the story goes around and around in circles and never seems to end. However, this series was an old time radio show starring Jim Bannon which entertained many people during the radio era.


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