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The Undying Monster (1942)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 27 November 1942 (USA)
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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HORROR to make you GASP! See more »


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Trivia

Film debut of Charles McGraw. NOTE: Though he specialized in playing tough guys--usually cops or criminals--here in his film debut he plays a British horse groom. See more »

Goofs

As the werewolf carries the unconscious Helga along the rocky coastline, she bends her legs to avoid hitting the rocks. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Walton, the housekeeper: [hearing a howl] Sounds like a lost soul!
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Connections

Featured in Concerto Macabre: The Films of John Brahm (2007) See more »

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MYSTERY MASTERPIECE
18 April 2004 | by rjgilliardSee all my reviews

The Undying Monster is a screenplay of a mystery novel about the legend concerning a particular old English family (the Hammonds), and as such, is an excellent outing. The Sherlock Holmes mystery adventure,'The Hound of the Baskervilles' received great acclaim even though at the conclusion, the legend proved to be a hoax, whereas in 'The Undying Monster' the legend was based on the 'real deal'. The unique story (with it's unexplained incidents throughout the family history, the unanswered questions, the hints,clues,innuendos,insinuations, and so on) plus the production values essential for an effective suspense atmosphere (the sets, musical score,sound effects, and a pace that was kept fresh by diversionary light humored relief which is necessary to keep the viewer engulfed in an old english mystery story and not losing them through drama fatigue) are all there.


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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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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