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The Mysterious Doctor (1943)

Approved | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 3 March 1943 (USA)
The citizens of a tiny Cornish village are tormented during World War II by a headless ghost which is haunting the local tin mine.

Director:

Benjamin Stoloff (as Ben Stoloff)

Writer:

Richard Weil (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
John Loder ... Sir Henry Leland
Eleanor Parker ... Letty Carstairs
Bruce Lester ... Lt. Christopher 'Kit' Hilton
Lester Matthews ... Dr. Frederick Holmes
Forrester Harvey ... Hugh Penhryn
Matt Willis ... Bart Redmond
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The citizens of a tiny Cornish village are tormented during World War II by a headless ghost which is haunting the local tin mine.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Mystery Doctor See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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British civilians were issued gas masks in cardboard boxes and carried them around with the rope attached to the box, or in a small canvas satchel. It was the Germans who used cylindrical canisters for their gas masks as seen in this film. See more »

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16 March 2015 | by tomwalSee all my reviews

Having seen this film at the tender age of nine, the images of a "headless ghost" walking around, conjured up nightmares for many nights to come. For a "b" film running a bit under one hour, The Mysterious Doctor manages to convey the proper amount of chills. While not in the Val Lewton class, the cast of Lester Matthews John Loder, Elenor Powell and a standout performance by Matt Willis,atmospheric photography of fog shrouded moors and an eerie score all combine to perhaps take the film up a bit from an average " b" thriller. The ending might seem sugary to todays viewers, but one must take into account that these were the war years.Having just recently seen it again on line, I still enjoyed the movie after all these years!


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