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The Unknown (1946)

Passed | | Action, Crime, Mystery | 4 July 1946 (USA)
The daughter of a strange famiy has returned after a long time to the family estate. She has two investigators checking out the eerie goings-on on the estate's spooky mansion.

Director:

Henry Levin

Writers:

Carlton E. Morse (based upon the original radio program "I Love a Mystery" written by), Malcolm Stuart Boylan (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Karen Morley ... Rachel Martin Arnold
Jim Bannon ... Jack Packard
Jeff Donnell ... Nina Arnold
Mark Roberts ... Reed Cawthorne (as Robert Scott)
Robert Wilcox ... Richard Arnold
Barton Yarborough Barton Yarborough ... Doc Long
James Bell ... Edward Martin
Wilton Graff ... Ralph Martin
Helen Freeman Helen Freeman ... Phoebe Martin
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Storyline

Story takes place over a span of years and a lot happens before Jack Packard and 'Doc" Long show up, or is explained after they make their entrance: A girl marries against the wishes of her parents, the parents argue about it, the father is killed, the girl loses her mind, and the mother goes away and pretends to be dead. Years later, the daughter of the insane woman (she had gotten married, and pregnant)returns to the old family homestead, and is not welcomed with open arms, as this family has several closets containing skeletons...from around the world. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Will Tonight Bring Her...LOVE or DEATH? See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 July 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Coffin See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Working title: "The Coffin" See more »

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Follows I Love a Mystery (1945) See more »

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It was Columbia, not Republic
23 December 2007 | by frontrowkid2002See all my reviews

Re: the review of the Unknown by the reviewer from Kentucky. Republic Studios did not produce the I Love A Mystery series. It was Columbia Pictures. I have the original lobby card from the first film, "I Love A Mystery" (adapted from the radio play "The Decapitation of Johnathen Monk) and probably the only film in the series that was faithful to the radio series. The other two films simply used the characters of Jack Packard and Doc Long. My friend, Carole Mathews appeared in the first film, and signed the lobby card for me. She also provided me with a DVD of the film. Columbia also produced the Whistler film series, which for some reasons lasted longer. There were only 3 films made in the I Love A Mystery series and why they were discontinued is anybody's guess. Probably box office appeal.


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