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Dark Intruder (1965)

Police call in occult expert to help solve series of murders.

Director:

Harvey Hart

Writer:

Barré Lyndon
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leslie Nielsen ... Brett Kingsford
Peter Mark Richman ... Robert Vandenburg (as Mark Richman)
Judi Meredith ... Evelyn Lang
Gilbert Green Gilbert Green ... Harvey Misbach
Charles Bolender Charles Bolender ... Nikola
Werner Klemperer ... Professor Malaki
Vaughn Taylor ... Dr. Burdett
Peter Brocco ... Chi Zang
Bill Quinn ... The Neighbor
Ken Hooker Ken Hooker ... The 1st Sergeant
Richard Venture Richard Venture ... The 1st Man
Mike Ragan ... The Plainclothesman
Ingvard Nielsen Ingvard Nielsen ... The 2nd Man
Claudia Donelly Claudia Donelly ... The Woman
Al Lettieri ... The 2nd Sergeant (as Anthony Lettier)
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Storyline

The story takes place in 1890 San Francisco, where a series of gruesome murders attracts the attention of Brett Kingsford (Leslie Nielsen), a playboy detective with a secret crime lab, a library of occult tomes, and an invaluable dwarf assistant (Charles Bolender). His friend, Robert (Mark Richman), soon to be married to Evelyn (Judi Meredith), keeps having trance-outs at the oddest times, and looks to be a likely suspect - especially since he knows the victims. However, the killer growls like a beast and kills with a set of murderous bestial claws, two attributes which Robert lacks. Written by Watch_Movies

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He killed with the power of demons a million years old!

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Horror | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 July 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Cloak See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Shamley Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Originally a pilot for a TV series to be called "The Black Cloak". The series was not picked up and this pilot was released as a theatrical feature. See more »

Quotes

Evelyn Lang: [reading a Latin phrase mounted on the wall] Omnia Exeunt in Mysterium?
Brett Kingsford: Everything ends in mystery.
Evelyn Lang: Everything except marriage.
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intriguing early supernatural
6 September 2017 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

It's 1890 San Francisco and a killer is on the loose. Brett Kingsford (Leslie Nielsen) is a rich Sherlock-like sleuth and an expert in the supernatural. Nikola is his diminutive man-servant and Evelyn Lang is his fiancée. Brett follows the tiny figurines found at the murder sites to an oriental demon. His friend Robert Vandenburg (Mark Richman) is disturbed with surprising connections to the murders.

This theatrical movie is only an hour long. It does feel shortened as a full length movie. It's too bad because I was going along on the ride. It turns out that it may have been a pilot for a never-developed show. I can absolutely see it as a modern supernatural mystery series. Nielsen is great as a Sherlock Holmes like character. It's set up for an intriguing early supernatural TV show and a missed opportunity.


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