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A Scream in the Night (1935)

Approved | | Crime, Mystery, Thriller | 29 July 1943 (USA)
A colonial police detective in an Eastern seaport seeks a stolen gem, and infiltrates the underworld by posing as a look-alike wharfside bar owner.

Director:

Fred C. Newmeyer (as Fred Newmeyer)

Writer:

Norman Springer (story)
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Cast overview:
John Ince ... Joe Bentley
Zarah Tazil Zarah Tazil ... Mora (as Zara Tazil)
Manuel López Manuel López ... Johnny Fly (as Manuel Lopez)
Richard Cramer ... Inspector Green (as Dick Cramer)
Sheila Terry ... Edith Bentley
Merrill McCormick Merrill McCormick ... Jalla (as Merril Mc Cormick)
Philip Ahn ... Wu Ting (as Philip Ann)
John Lester Johnson John Lester Johnson ... John
Lon Chaney Jr. ... Jack Wilson / Butch Curtain
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A colonial police detective in an Eastern seaport seeks a stolen gem, and infiltrates the underworld by posing as a look-alike wharfside bar owner.

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Trivia

This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Los Angeles Thursday 9 February 1950 on KTLA (Channel 5). See more »

Crazy Credits

Philip Ahn is listed in the credits as "Philip Ann." See more »

Connections

Referenced in Svengoolie: The Wolf Man (2008) See more »

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Meaninglessly titled Lon Chaney vehicle
4 July 2010 | by Red-BarracudaSee all my reviews

A detective is on the pursuit of a jewel thief somewhere in the Far East. This very short movie moves at a snail's pace and in truth does not provide very much entertainment. Lon Chaney plays two separate roles here, as the aforementioned detective and a drunken thug. In all honesty, neither character is terribly interesting. Neither is the plot-line either. It's all very lethargic and poorly presented. It was obviously shot on a low budget but that's not really much of an excuse for something so tedious. The title of the movie is entirely meaningless too - I guess it was designed to make it sound like a horror film, and the Chaney name would help sell it. But there are no thrills in this one sadly. The star of the show was probably the lippy parrot that lived in the bar. That of course is strictly faint praise.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 July 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Murder in Morocco See more »

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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