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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 ... 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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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

Dr. Lorenzo Cameron: Gentlemen, I wish you were here to see the proof of my claim that the transfusion of blood between different species is possible. Perhaps you will change your mind one day soon when Petro tears at your throat.
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Referenced in Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: The Screaming Skull (2010) See more »

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I will rip off the Werewolf badly George I will I will..
19 October 2004 | by gazzo-2See all my reviews

.....wow what a dull movie. Here you have 'Sam the Barkeep' from Gunsmoke shambling around in a blatant Lon Cheney knock-off, wearing the world's worst lupine doo while stumbling after George Zucco's ex-colleagues. Zucco himself does his Moriarty routine as always, and is easily the best thing here, while Anne Nagel once again stars in a Monogram poverty-row B flick.

It's a slow, slow movie, where the hillbillies act rather badly, the victims scream in a monotone, and the dry ice is used and abused frequently. I enjoyed the vines in the 'swamp woods'--clearly they doubled as clotheslines.

I have a weakness for old B genre flicks from this era, but this one-is snooze central.

Def. one to avoid unless you are a Zucco fanatic.

** outta ****. Zzzzzzz.


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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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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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