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The Undying Monster (1942)

Surviving members of an aristocratic English family are threatened by a legendary monster when they venture out on chilly, foggy nights.

Director:

John Brahm

Writers:

Lillie Hayward (screenplay), Michael Jacoby (screenplay) (as Michel Jacoby) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
James Ellison ... Robert Curtis
Heather Angel ... Helga Hammond
John Howard ... Oliver Hammond
Bramwell Fletcher ... Dr. Jeff Colbert
Heather Thatcher ... Christy
Aubrey Mather ... Inspector Craig
Halliwell Hobbes ... Walton, the Butler
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Storyline

A werewolf prowls around at night but only kills certain members of one family. It seems like just a coincidence but the investigating Inspector soon finds out that this tradition has gone on for generations and tries to find a link between the werewolf and the family, leading to a frightening conclusion. Written by Graeme Huggan <hia95gh@sheffield.ac.uk>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 November 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Segredo do Monstro See more »

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Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Kino Lorber's 2016 Blu-ray of this 63-minute movie features a nearly two-hour commentary with Tom Weaver, David Schecter, Dr. Robert J. Kiss and Sumishta Brahm. The latter is the daughter of the movie's director, John Brahm. See more »

Goofs

There are a number of mistakes in how the coroner's inquest is carried out under English Law. The most obvious are that the coroner at one point prejudicially calls the death a crime, allows another person to question a witness, and deals with the witnesses in the wrong order. See more »

Quotes

Walton, the butler: There are some things that are beyond the understanding of us that live on this Earth!
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Director John Brahm Made this a Great Classic!
26 January 2004 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

Enjoyed taping this film recently, which was shown during the early hours of the AM. It is a great picture from the 1940's and director John Brahm, who also directed such film greats as, "Hangover Square",'45 and "The Lodger",'44, starring Laid Cregar. Twentieth Century-Fox produced this film which is from a good novel taken from Jessie Douglas Kerruish's 1936 book. It is a tale of a family cursed since the Crusades and is rather moody stuff, quite spoilt by the British censor's scissors. Not only did he remove the carefully photographed final metamorphosis, leaving audiences to wonder why the dim thing that the police shot should suddenly look like John Howard, but he also insisted on the title being changed to The Hammond Mystery. Fortunately enough of Brahm's brilliance was devoted to less shocking sequences so that most of his mood remained. Lucien Ballard swung his camera round as ancient room, alighting on odd objects at each dour bong of midnight. He also showed a large stain glass window which made the old homestead very creapy. The phrase: When the stars are bright on a frosty night, Beware the baying in the rocky lane" You will have to see the picture to find out what the MONSTER REALLY IS !


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