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Scared to Death (1947)

Approved | | Thriller | 1 February 1947 (USA)
From a slab in the morgue, a dead young woman tells the bizarre tale of how she got there, through a maze of murder involving a hypnotist, a midget and a mysterious figure in a green mask.

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Christy Cabanne

Writers:

Walter Abbott (original story) (as W.J. Abbott), Walter Abbott (screenplay) (as W.J. Abbott)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bela Lugosi ... Prof. Leonide
George Zucco ... Dr. Joseph Van Ee
Nat Pendleton ... Bill Raymond
Molly Lamont ... Laura Van Ee / Laurette La Valle
Joyce Compton ... Jane Cornell
Gladys Blake ... Lilybeth
Roland Varno ... Ward Van Ee
Douglas Fowley ... Terry Lee
Stanley Andrews ... Pathologist
Angelo Rossitto ... Indigo
Lee Bennett ... Rene the Killer
Stanley Price ... Autopsy Surgeon
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Storyline

From a slab in the morgue, a dead young woman tells the bizarre tale of how she got there, through a maze of murder involving a hypnotist, a midget and a mysterious figure in a green mask.

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A thrilling mystery of a supernatural killer!

Genres:

Thriller

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hungarian

Release Date:

1 February 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Accent on Horror See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$135,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Golden Gate Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Cinecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

When Indigo the midget steps on Raymond's feet after he insulted him, Prof. Leonid (Bela Lugosi) shouts at the little man in Hungarian, which translation as "What did you do again? Now look at yourself! Sit down and stay there!" See more »

Goofs

Near the beginning of the film when Dr. Van Ee goes to the window to investigate the tapping noise, he takes the stethoscope out of his ears twice in succeeding shots. See more »

Quotes

Terry Lee: Pardon me, Professor, but didn't I just see you outside baying at the moon?
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An "odd" film
9 June 1999 | by Norm-30See all my reviews

This film is notable because it's the only color film Lugosi ever made.

The entire plot is very confusing (in the vein of "the Gorilla") and a lot of the "thrills" are done for their "creepy effect", without any real explanation for some of them.

Even so, the floating green mask at the window, secret panels, disembodied heads and other things provide an "undercurrent" of an eerie mystery.

It's also interesting that Zucco & Lugosi are in this film; to my knowledge, they never made another film together.

It's a difficult film to find, but see it if you have the chance!


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