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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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Sinister! Savage! Supernatural! See more »


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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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Production Co:

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

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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

In English Law relatives cannot prevent an autopsy being carried out in cases where the cause of death is unknown or suspicious. See more »

Quotes

Robert 'Bob' Curtis: I should have warned you. Miss Christopher suffers from an overdeveloped supercalaphegalus.
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Featured in Wolfman Chronicles (1991) See more »

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Not For All Tastes
15 August 2002 | by Bucs1960See all my reviews

With a little over an hour's running time, this film is one of a number of very short,second features that were made in abundance during the forties. Always in black and white, they starred familiar faces that never really made it to the "A" list (with a few exceptions). They also featured players on their way down. Heather Angel, who was the female support in the classic "The Informer", was reduced to starring in programmers like this one. Be that as it may, this film is a step above most second features. The cinematography is good......eerie and fog shrouded (maybe to hide lack of sets). The actors all rise to the occasion and are generally quite good. There is a little too much forced humor which is out of place in the context of the story. I never knew why they insisted on doing that......many a good "B" picture was ruined by injecting unfunny schtick in otherwise dramatic stories. No guts and gore here....just a compact, tight storyline about a family curse which appears to be coming true. It won't keep you guessing but it will keep you interested throughout and is one to watch on a rainy Saturday afternoon. I think you'll enjoy it.


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