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Chamber of Horrors (1940)

The Door with Seven Locks (original title)
A murder is found to be connected to a false heir and a secret underground torture chamber.

Director:

Norman Lee

Writers:

Edgar Wallace (novel), John Argyle (treatment) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Leslie Banks ... Dr. Manetta
Lilli Palmer ... June Lansdowne
Romilly Lunge Romilly Lunge ... Dick Martin
Gina Malo ... Glenda Baker
Richard Bird ... Det. Inspector Cornelius 'Andy'Sneed
David Horne ... Edward Havelock
J.H. Roberts ... Luis Silva
Cathleen Nesbitt ... Ann Cody
Harry Hutchinson Harry Hutchinson ... Bevan Cody
Philip Ray ... Tom Cawler (as Phil Ray)
Robert Montgomery Robert Montgomery ... Craig the Butler (as R. Montgomery)
Aubrey Mallalieu Aubrey Mallalieu ... Lord Charles Francis Selford
Ross Landon Ross Landon ... John Selford
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A murder is found to be connected to a false heir and a secret underground torture chamber.

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What dark secrets lie hidden behind...

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Drama | Horror | Mystery

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 December 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chamber of Horrors See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The credits of the USA version say "Produced by Edgar Wallace" (who died in 1932); prolific John Argyle was the actual producer. See more »

Goofs

On his death-bed Lord Selford says he is fifty-five years old. When on his tombstone the date of his death (1928) and birth (1872) equates to 56. See more »

Quotes

Judy Lansdowne: I love frolicking in morgues.
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Rather cheap but fairly entertaining all the same
3 January 2005 | by callanvassSee all my reviews

Rather cheap looking but fairly entertaining all the same and it's fairly well made, with a couple creepy moments, and it had some great atmosphere. The cast was pretty likable except for one character, and it's enjoyably cheesy. This was a lot better then i was expecting and i liked the 2 main leads, and they had some good chemistry together, plus the finale was quite exciting. The direction was pretty good for a very low budget movie. Norman Lee did a decent job here keeping the film at a pretty good pace, but there is not any special camera tricks, or anything stylish but he got the job done. There is no gore. The Acting was fairly good. Lilli Palmer does good here and was quite beautiful and had good chemistry with Romilly Lunge. Romilly Lunge was very good here he was amusing and handled himself well!. Gina Malo annoyed the crap out of me as Judy's best friend Shut up already!!!. Leslie Banks is decent here as the doctor and did a fairly good job. David Horne did what he had to do adequately. Richard Bird did well as the Inspector. Overall worth the watch **1/2 out of 5


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