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Dark Intruder (1965)

Police call in occult expert to help solve series of murders.

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The story takes place in 1890 San Francisco, where a series of gruesome murders attracts the attention of Brett Kingsford (Leslie Nielsen), a playboy detective with a secret crime lab, a library of occult tomes, and an invaluable dwarf assistant (Charles Bolender). His friend, Robert (Mark Richman), soon to be married to Evelyn (Judi Meredith), keeps having trance-outs at the oddest times, and looks to be a likely suspect - especially since he knows the victims. However, the killer growls like a beast and kills with a set of murderous bestial claws, two attributes which Robert lacks. Written by Watch_Movies

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He killed with the power of demons a million years old!

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21 July 1965 (USA)  »

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Black Cloak  »

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An uncredited Norman Lloyd provided the voice of Malaki. See more »

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Evelyn Lang: [referring to Nicola the manservant] I declare, every time I see him, he's shrunk another inch.
Brett Kingsford: Yes, poor chap, destined for ultimate evaporation, I'm afraid.
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Where's Vincent Price when you need him?
16 April 2013 | by See all my reviews

Atmospheric TV movie about a Sherlock Holmes type (Leslie Nielson) who occasionally assists the San Francisco police with serious crimes. Set in 1890, the whole thing feels very Jack the Ripper-ish, and there is a Mr. Hyde styled monster running loose in town seemingly killing people at random. Nielson's breezy private detective eventually puts two and two together, and realizes the creature has something very specific in mind with each murder. Mark Richman plays a troubled acquaintance who may hold the key to the mystery, and Werner Klemperer of all people plays the Mr. Hyde-ish killer. Tame by today's standards, this low-budget but fanciful tale still packs a punch. Later released theatrically. Too bad it wasn't shot in color. Nielson, whose hair was still dark in those days, is an absolute hoot.


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