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Scared to Death (1947)

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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 blue mask.

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Complete credited cast:
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George Zucco ...
Dr. Joseph Van Ee
Nat Pendleton ...
Bill Raymond
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Laura Van Ee / Laurette La Valle
Joyce Compton ...
Jane Cornell
Gladys Blake ...
Lilybeth
Roland Varno ...
Ward Van Ee
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Terry Lee
Stanley Andrews ...
Pathologist
Angelo Rossitto ...
Lee Bennett ...
Rene the Killer
Stanley Price ...
Autopsy Surgeon
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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 blue mask.

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Mystery | Thriller

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1 February 1947 (USA)  »

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Accent on Horror  »

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$135,000 (estimated)
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Completed April 1946, but not released until February of 1947 (copyright 1946). See more »

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Cameraman's shadow is clearly visible on the walls several times throughout the film. See more »

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Autopsy Surgeon: [after walking up to a body laying on a stretcher in the morgue, covered by a sheet] Is this the body?
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Fun Movie
21 July 2004 | by (Chesapeake, VA) – See all my reviews

Scared to death is a fun movie. I really liked the character of Bill Raymond (played by Nat Pendleton), who was a detective sitting around a house waiting for someone to be murdered so that he could impress his superiors on the police force.

There were a great deal of fun turns in the movie. The bad guy was really a good guy and the person who was "murdered" really deserved it. As I mentioned before, the cop was there for no reason but to wait for a murder and the reporter was also there waiting for something to report. There was also a dwarf who seemed to just be hanging around to make the movie strange, a man who wanted a divorce and couldn't figure out how to get one, a doctor who never saw a single patient and a maid who sometimes seemed like she might be a nurse.

The plot was so silly and contrived that you couldn't take it seriously- so you have to just sit back and have some fun with it. It's not an expensive movie, I bought it on a DVD that also has 2 other Bela Lugosi movies on it- White Zombie and The Corpse Vanishes. It's not the best plot in the world, but it is a nice distraction for an hour of your time.


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