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The Mad Monster (1942)

Approved | | Drama, Horror, Romance | 15 May 1942 (USA)
A mad scientist changes his simple-minded handyman into a werewolf in order to prove his supposedly crazy scientific theories - and exact revenge.

Director:

Sam Newfield

Writer:

Fred Myton (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Johnny Downs ... Tom Gregory
George Zucco ... Dr. Cameron
Anne Nagel ... Lenora
Glenn Strange ... Petro
Sarah Padden ... Grandmother
Gordon De Main ... Professor Fitzgerald (as Gordon DeMain)
Mae Busch ... Susan
Reginald Barlow Reginald Barlow ... Professor Warwick
Robert Strange ... Professor Blaine
Henry Hall ... Country Doctor
Ed Cassidy ... Father (as Edward Cassidy)
Eddie Holden Eddie Holden ... Harper
John Elliott ... Professor Hatfield
Slim Whitaker ... Policeman (as Charles Whitaker)
Gil Patric Gil Patric ... Lieutenant Detective
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Storyline

Dr. Cameron has succeeded in his experiments with a serum which will turn a man into a wolf-like monster, and is ready to avenge himself on the men who caused his professional failure. He uses it on his gardener Petro and one after the other is killed by his creation. His daughter, Lenora, grows suspicious and confides with newspaper reporter Tom Gregory. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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The blood of a wolf he placed in the veins of a man... and created a monster such as the world has never known!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Mad Monsters See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

George Zucco's estate set was reused by the cost-conscious set designers at PRC for Zucco's crypt in Dead Men Walk (1943). See more »

Quotes

Prof. Fitzgerald: You're very secretive about your work.
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Featured in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Mad Monster (1989) See more »

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The Mad Monster was not a very exciting horror movie
21 June 2018 | by tavmSee all my reviews

In writing reviews of werewolf movies I found on YouTube for the next several days, here is one on a production made by the lowest of the Poverty Row studios-PRC. George Zucco is the Mad Scientist wanting to create wolfmen so they can aid in the fight during World War II! But he also wants revenge against his former fellow colleagues at his previous institution. His patient is a mentally challenged farm hand played by Glenn Strange who would later take over the Frankenstein monster role at Universal after Boris Karloff didn't want to do it any longer. Also in tow is Zucco's daughter Anne Nagel who I just reviewed in Man Made Monster. Like in that one, she also falls for a reporter here played by a former Our Ganger from the silent era, Johnny Downs. One notable appearance is that of Mae Busch-formerly a usual Laurel & Hardy antagonist-as Susan who I think was the mother of that little girl who's fate was not good...My verdict: this movie seems to lumber its way through 77 minutes with not much of a music score, too many repetitious lines, and not much action till the end. In fact, part of me felt like sleeping while watching. So on that note, The Mad Monster is worth a look but no more than that.


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