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In Chicago, an unemployed actor aims to solve the mystery concerning a string of ax murders, apparently committed by a lunatic.

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Oliver Duffy
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Edwina Brown
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Dr. H. Santelle
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Dr. Cromwall
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Dr. Kurt Immelman
Charles D. Brown ...
Inspector Gallagher
Cliff Clark ...
Lt. Allison
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Lt. Schaeffer
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Ogilvie
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Devlan
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Haguey
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Krum
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Dr. Chandley
Charles Wagenheim ...
Fred Bixley
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Officer O'Garrity
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Babe Stanton (uncredited)
Ruth Alder ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Ernie Alexander ...
Reporter (uncredited)
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Theater Stage-Manager (uncredited)
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Ambulance Doctor (uncredited)
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Psychiatrist at Lecture (uncredited)
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Policeman at Hotel (uncredited)
Arthur Belasco ...
Fat Man (uncredited)
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Psychiatrist at Lecture (uncredited)
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Mrs. Geversar - Dr. Santelle's Maid (uncredited)
Robert Bradford ...
Whistles 'Over the Rainbow' (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ...
Dr. Shepherd (uncredited)
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Young Reporter (uncredited)
Eddie Buzard ...
Tall Newsboy (uncredited)
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Small Newsboy (uncredited)
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Meeting Chairman (uncredited)
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Photographer (uncredited)
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Bill - Mounted Policeman (uncredited)
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Crazy Man at the Clinic (uncredited)
Mary Currier ...
Miss Hewitt - Hospital Nurse (uncredited)
Cliff Danielson ...
Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
Leslie Denison ...
Paul - at Santelle's house (uncredited)
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Photographer (uncredited)
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Policeman outside Clinic (uncredited)
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Bird Man (uncredited)
Jack Gardner ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Rudy Germane ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
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Citizen (uncredited)
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Clinic Nurse (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
William Lally ...
Police Sergeant (uncredited)
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Policeman (uncredited)
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Small Boy (uncredited)
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Cabbie with Cat (uncredited)
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Psychiatrist at Lecture (uncredited)
Dick Midgley ...
Police Driver (uncredited)
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Psychiatrist at Lecture (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
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Jim - an Actor (uncredited)
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Photographer (uncredited)
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Old Man with Telegram (uncredited)
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Ambulance Driver (uncredited)
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Jarvis J. Banhoff - First Axe-Murderer (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ...
Police Telephone Operator (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
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Clinic Switchboard Operator (uncredited)
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Psychiatrist at Lecture (uncredited)
Edwin Stanley ...
Hospital Doctor (uncredited)
Count Stefenelli ...
Psychiatrist at Lecture (uncredited)
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Police Car #12 Driver (uncredited)
David Tihmar ...
Dance Teacher (uncredited)
Emmett Vogan ...
Hotel Manager (uncredited)
Frank Whitbeck ...
Trailer Announcer (uncredited) (voice)
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Citizen (uncredited)

Directed by

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Charles Lederer

Written by

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Rose Caylor ... (screenplay) and
Lawrence P. Bachmann ... (screenplay)
 
Rose Caylor ... (from a story by)

Produced by

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Irving Starr ... producer

Music by

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Bronislau Kaper
Daniele Amfitheatrof ... (uncredited)
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco ... (uncredited)

Cinematography by

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Charles Lawton Jr. ... (as Charles Lawton)
Harry Stradling Sr. ... (as Harry Stradling)

Film Editing by

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George Boemler

Art Direction by

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Cedric Gibbons

Set Decoration by

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Edwin B. Willis

Costume Design by

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Howard Shoup ... (gowns) (as Shoup)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Bert Spurlin ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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William Ferrari ... associate art director

Sound Department

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Douglas Shearer ... recording director

Music Department

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Lennie Hayton ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Leonid Raab ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Other crew

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Charles Mandell ... technical advisor (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

The City of Chicago is gripped by an Axe Murderer. The streets are empty at night as there have been six murders and six people have been caught, but they are lunatics. Only one person has lived to tell about it and that was Edwina, who is as dumb as a brick. If it were not for Oliver, she would be number seven. When there is a second attempt on Edwina, Oliver figures that the crimes are not random and that someone is hypnotizing these people to do his bidding, but the police and Edwina are skeptical. Written by Tony Fontana

Plot Keywords
Taglines DANGER AT NIGHTFALL! (original poster - all caps) See more »
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Also Known As
  • Schatten am Fenster (Germany)
  • Degete la fereastră (Romania)
  • Follia scatenata (Italy)
  • La mano fatídica (Mexico)
  • Dedos Diabólicos (Brazil)
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  • 80 min
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Budget $320,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Lew Ayres changed his military status from "conscientious-objector" to "non-combatant" in April 1942 causing great consternation at M-G-M, which already re-shot the "Dr Kildare" film he had just completed, removing him from the cast completely. By the time this film was released, the furor had died down and it opened without incident. In fact, one reviewer noted the business was brisk, possibly because of Ayres' honesty and courage in jeopardizing his movie career for the sake of his principles. See more »
Goofs When Oliver Duffy is shoved onto the elevated railroad track, there's enough space between the railroad ties for him to jump down. But when we see him from below clinging to one of the ties, there's no room for anyone to jump below. The ties are just inches apart. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Pulp Cinema (2001). See more »
Soundtracks Over the Rainbow See more »
Quotes Edwina Brown: It was in Paris that I first saw through men.
Oliver Duffy: Oh, they're most transparent there.
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