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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
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Bill Raymond
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Laura Van Ee / Laurette La Valle
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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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Release Date:

1 February 1947 (USA)  »

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Accent on Horror  »

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$135,000 (estimated)
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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

Angelo Rossitto's character name is "Inigo" (as in Inigo Jones) if you listen to Lugosi, "Indigo" if you listen to Nat Pendleton. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Williams: I did not mean to imply that there were any abnormal goings-on here.
Dr. Joseph Van Ee: I assure you, Mrs. Williams, that there is not, nor will there be.
Mrs. Williams: Nevertheless doctor, the way you were described to me, and the way your place was described to me, I am certain that I am in the right place!
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Laughably inept in every way, but Lugosi's okay.
2 August 1999 | by (Blacksburg, VA) – See all my reviews

Norm thinks more of this turkey than I do. I found it inept in plotting, dialog, direction---well, everything. Lugosi tries, but the deck's stacked against him. Watch as Zucco takes the dead girl's pulse, lets go of her hand, and it hangs there for a second before dropping to the floor. Lines get flubbed but they go on anyway. Hear the corpse stick her two cents in periodically, while the same spooky chord plays every time. Okay, I've seen it, but the next time I watch it I'll have some liquored up friends over for some solid laughs.


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