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The Mad Monster (1942)

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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Approved
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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

The film was refused a UK cinema certificate in 1942, but passed uncut several years later. See more »

Quotes

Prof. Fitzgerald: You're very secretive about your work.
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Featured in Wolfman Chronicles (1991) See more »

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I will Hug him and squeeze him and call him George
29 July 2004 | by dukeyflyswatterSee all my reviews

I grew up with this amusing piece of silliness back in the early sixties when it used to show up as regular as the full moon on the local horror host show JEEPERS CREEPERS so I'm inclined to give it a bit of slack. The first half of it moves briskly and is helped considerably by George Zucco's mad Dr. "I'm as nutty as squirrel droppings" act. Glen Strange does a carbon copy performance of Lon Chaney Jr.'s of Mice and Men character Lenny but it's more fun to see him as the abominable snowman parody from the Bugs Bunny/Daffy Duck cartoon " What's the matter George?, You don't look so good." Once we've establish the hare brained plot and the first murder is discharged then Mad Monster becomes typical make-out fodder from the forties meaning that you look up only when you suspect a good part is coming. In my case I was sadly alone when I rewatched this film so I came out of the kitchen instead to see a couple of rantings from zucco then back to my lasagna. For horror completists it's not the worst of the lot,certainly better then most of Monogram's rock bottom efforts,but if you don't expect too much you might find it acceptable.


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