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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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George Zucco ...
Dr. Joseph Van Ee
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Laura Van Ee / Laurette La Valle
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Jane Cornell
Gladys Blake ...
Lilybeth
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Ward Van Ee
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Terry Lee
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Angelo Rossitto ...
Lee Bennett ...
Rene the Killer
Stanley Price ...
Autopsy Surgeon
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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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Photographed in Natural Color. See more »

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

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Leonide: It is a pleasure to meet one of my youthful admirers.
Terry Lee: Terry Lee of the Central City Times.
Leonide: The press? Well, it's nice to have known you.
[Leonide turns and walks away]
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.....in Natural Color!!!!
22 September 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Laura (Molly Lamont) thinks she is being frightened to death. She is not a very pleasant character, just the way she talks to people. Professor Leonide (Bela Lugosi) and his companion Indigo (Angelo Rossito) arrive. Rossito had a featured role in "Freaks" and was hugely in demand in Hollywood. Bela is fantastic as usual as Leonide, someone from Doctor Josef Van Ee's (George Zucco) past. The way Bela looks the Doctor up and down and sneers "old friends" with a wealth of meaning - is there anyone who could doubt he is one of the all time greats!!!!

It is a pretty ghastly movie - nothing makes much sense. The doctor's son produces a photo of a masked couple - he thinks it will clear up the identity of Laura. The ending is fantastically bad with every thing in the plot but the kitchen sink. And any film with Joyce Compton as the second lead (however madcap she is ) you know is not going to be a grade A production. Still the "Natural Color" does look very natural - not garish or artificial. The biggest mystery of the film is why it was filmed in color in the first place - when there were so many lesser musicals that could have been enhanced by color.


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