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Scared to Death (1947)

Approved | | Thriller | 1 February 1947 (USA)
From a slab in the morgue, a dead young woman tells the bizarre tale of how she got there, through a maze of murder involving a hypnotist, a midget and a mysterious figure in a green mask.

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Cast

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Dr. Joseph Van Ee
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Laura Van Ee / Laurette La Valle
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Jane Cornell
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Lilybeth
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Ward Van Ee
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Terry Lee
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Rene the Killer
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From a slab in the morgue, a dead young woman tells the bizarre tale of how she got there, through a maze of murder involving a hypnotist, a midget and a mysterious figure in a green mask.

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A thrilling mystery of a supernatural killer!

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$135,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

When Indigo the midget steps on Raymond's feet after he insulted him, Prof. Leonid (Bela Lugosi) shouts at the little man in Hungarian, which translation as "What did you do again? Now look at yourself! Sit down and stay there!" See more »

Goofs

Cameraman's shadow is clearly visible on the walls several times throughout the film. See more »

Quotes

Bill Raymond: Ms Lilybeth, have you a little more coffee in the kitchen?
Lili Beth: What happened to the three gallons I already gave you today?
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Laughably inept in every way, but Lugosi's okay.
2 August 1999 | by (Blacksburg, VA) – See all my reviews

Norm thinks more of this turkey than I do. I found it inept in plotting, dialog, direction---well, everything. Lugosi tries, but the deck's stacked against him. Watch as Zucco takes the dead girl's pulse, lets go of her hand, and it hangs there for a second before dropping to the floor. Lines get flubbed but they go on anyway. Hear the corpse stick her two cents in periodically, while the same spooky chord plays every time. Okay, I've seen it, but the next time I watch it I'll have some liquored up friends over for some solid laughs.


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