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Scared to Death (1947)

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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 blue mask.

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Complete credited cast:
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George Zucco ...
Dr. Joseph Van Ee
Nat Pendleton ...
Bill Raymond
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Laura Van Ee / Laurette La Valle
Joyce Compton ...
Jane Cornell
Gladys Blake ...
Lilybeth
Roland Varno ...
Ward Van Ee
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Terry Lee
Stanley Andrews ...
Pathologist
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 blue mask.

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Mystery | Thriller

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Release Date:

1 February 1947 (USA)  »

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Accent on Horror  »

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$135,000 (estimated)
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Shot in the inexpensive Cinecolor process, usually reserved for low-budget Westerns. 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: There is an air of inquiry about you that immediately offends my deepest nature! Something suggesting Scotland Yard, the French Sécurité, the Italian Carabinieri, the Turkish Polizi, and other minions of the law!
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Featured in Lugosi: Hollywood's Dracula (1997) See more »

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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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