Two teachers, man-hungry Doris and restrained Marian, visit the Yorkshire moors a year after friend Evelyn disappeared there. On a stormy night, they take refuge in the isolated cottage of ... See full summary »
A young man visits his fiancée in a remote French villa where her scientist father resides. There he meets Noel, Dr. Renault's mysterious assistant, who has a strange attraction to Renault's daughter. Soon he learns Noel's true identity: he is an ape that was turned into a man by Renault's bizarre experiments!Written by
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Inspired by Gaston Leroux's novel "Balaoo". See more »
When Larry looks at the books, the title of "Anthropology" on the spine of one is not only a different color than the other books from the same set, but the curled up edges show the title was pasted over the original one. See more »
You chain me, hurt me. Make me like man.
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Dr. Larry Forbes (Shepperd Strudwick) visits the château of Dr. Robert Renault (George Zucco), uncle of his fiancée Madelon (Lynne Roberts), who is idolized by Renault's assistant (J. Carrol Naish), a strange émigré from Java.
The movie's screenplay was inspired by the lost 1927 film, "The Wizard", based on a novel by Gaston Leroux. It seems that Leroux needs more praise, as he is now thought of as only the "Phantom of the Opera" guy. He had more in him, though that may have been his greatest work.
Although this film is only 58 minutes long (far too short), it captures the mad scientist vibe, and sort of straddles the line between the 1930s (Frankenstein) and the 1950s (the more sci-fi type of scientist). I think it is great that this film is starting to get a new set of eyes on it.
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