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House of Horror (1929)

Unrated | | Comedy, Horror, Mystery | 28 April 1929 (USA)


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Comedy | Horror | Mystery






Release Date:

28 April 1929 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Haunted House  »

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Sound Mix:

(alternate version)| (Vitaphone) (talking sequences) (musical score and sound effects)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Warner Bros. records of the film's negative have a notation, "Junked 12/27/48" (i.e., December 27, 1948). Warner Bros. destroyed many of its negatives in the late 1940s and 1950s due to nitrate film pre-1933 decomposition. No prints of the film are known to currently exist, though rumors that private collectors who own foreign prints have continued to surface as late as 1999 or when in February 1956, Jack L. Warner sold the rights to all of his pre-December 1949 films; including (House of Horror) to Associated Artists Productions (which merged with United Artists Television in 1958, and later was subsequently acquired by Turner Broadcasting System in early 1986 as part of a failed takeover of MGM/UA by Ted Turner). See more »

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17 July 2016 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Bachelor Chester ( Chester Conklin ) and his spinster sister, Louise ( Louise Fazenda ), are summoned from Ohio by a "mystery man" ( William V. Mong ) who instructs them to visit their Uncle Abner in New York City. A miserly recluse, Abner ( Emile Chautard ) lives in an old house where he has gathered a strange collection of people: Brown ( Tenen Holtz ) and his wife Gladys ( Dale Fuller ); two untrustworthy servants; the mystery man; and Thelma ( Thelma Todd ) and Joe ( James Ford ), two young people on the track of a missing diamond owned by Abner. Chester and Louise arrive at the house and are frightened by weird happenings. After much fuss and confusion, the mystery of the diamond is solved, and Joe and Thelma are revealed to be newspaper reporters in search of a good story.

This 1929 seven reel comedy/drama/mystery had a cast of popular silent film stars and also the young newcomer, Thelma Todd. House of Horror used the Western Electric Vitaphone sound-on-disc sound system with talking sequences, synchronized music and sound effects. The film was also released in the USA in a silent version (at 5656 feet) on 7 April 1929. Tragically today it still remains a lost film.

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