A monster lurks as New York newspaperman Lee Taylor investigates one of the "Moon Killer" murders, in which the victims are strangled, cannibalized and surgically incised under the light of the full moon. The trail leads to the cliffside mansion of Dr. Xavier, where the doctor and his colleagues conduct a strange experiment.
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There have been weird mysteries before and there will be weird mysteries again, but here is a thriller that will be remembered for years! A new note in exciting entertainment... An afternoon or evening in another world... An adventure in the realms of mystic romance with lovers fascinatingly different from any you've ever known!...A picture guaranteed to be the outstanding love-mystery of all time...portrayed by a remarkable cast that is worth the price of admission alone!
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Did You Know?
The play of the same title opened on Broadway in New York City, New York, USA at the Hudson Theatre, 141 W. 44th St., on 9 February 1931 and had 80 performances. See more
In the opening scene of the film, Lee Tracy is shown strolling along the New York docks in search of news, when a body arrives at the Mott Street Morgue across the street. In reality, Mott Street, located in New York's old Chinatown district, is fairly well landlocked and nowhere near the either waterfront or dock areas. See more
Dr. Jerry Xavier
Gentlemen, I am now turning on the 100 milliampere high-frequency coil. Your pulses are connected with the magnetic rotators, and each variation of your heartbeat reaction is amplified 4000 times. The rotor of the electrostatic machine is connected in multiple series with a bank of glass-plate condensers, and the discharge causes irradiations to the thermal tubes, which in turn indicate your increased pulse rate and nerve reactions. We can proceed now.
This film was shot in two versions. One camera unit, under Ray Rennahan, shot the film in two-color Technicolor. A second camera unit, under Richard Towers, shot the scenes at the same time in black and white. The black and white version was meant for foreign territories where Technicolor did not have facilities. See more
Music by Bernhard Kaun
Stock cue played over main titles See more