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The Frozen Ghost (1945)

Unrated | | Horror, Mystery, Romance | 1 June 1945 (USA)
A stage mentalist involved in a mysterious death and a discredited plastic surgeon are among the assorted characters involved in mysterious goings-on in an eerie wax museum.

Director:

Harold Young

Writers:

Bernard Schubert (screenplay), Luci Ward (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview:
Lon Chaney Jr. ... Alex Gregor / Gregor the Great (as Lon Chaney)
Evelyn Ankers ... Maura Daniel
Milburn Stone ... George Keene
Douglass Dumbrille ... Inspector Brant
Martin Kosleck ... Rudi Polden
Elena Verdugo ... Nina Coudreau
Tala Birell ... Mme. Valerie Monet
Arthur Hohl ... Skeptic
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Stage mentalist Gregor the Great becomes enraged when a drunken audience member belittles his act. When the man dies suddenly, Gregor convinces himself that his hypnotic powers are to blame. Guilt-ridden, he retires from performing to Valerie Monet's wax museum. He becomes increasingly stressed when he is pursued romantically by Valerie, her niece, and his former stage assistant, Maura Daniel. When Valerie mysteriously disappears, it is apparent that sinister forces are at work in the museum. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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Part of the original Shock Theater package of 52 titles released to television in 1957, followed a year later with SON OF SHOCK, which added 20 more features. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene, stage hypnotist Alex Gregor invites a drunken heckler to the stage and attempts to hypnotize him. A real stage hypnotist would never work with a subject who was under the influence because alcohol interferes with the brain's ability to receive hypnotic suggestions. See more »

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Follows Calling Dr. Death (1943) See more »

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Fourth Inner Sanctum Mystery.
26 October 2013 | by AaronCapenBannerSee all my reviews

Lon Chaney Jr. stars as Alex Gregor, a stage mentalist who has a terrible mishap occur when he tries to hypnotize a drunken fool in his act. The man dies, and Alex blames himself, even though police claim it was a heart attack, he decides to retire. His manager persuades him to stay with his friend Valerie, who runs a wax museum, where he meets her attractive niece Nina(played by Elena Verdugo) and the jealous and sinister wax worker Rudi(played by Martin Koslek). When Valerie mysteriously disappears, suspicion falls on Alex, but his assistant/fiancée(played by Evelyn Ankers) helps him uncover the real culprit. Entertaining film with a good cast and story, which may be obvious to a point, but film remains fun for a low budgeter.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Inner Sanctum #4: The Frozen Ghost See more »

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1.37 : 1
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