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House of Mystery (1934)

An ancient curse and a killer ape are contained inside an old dark mansion.

Director:

William Nigh

Writers:

Albert DeMond (screenplay) (as Albert De Mond), Adam Shirk (play) (as Adam Hull Shirk)
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Cast overview:
Ed Lowry Ed Lowry ... Dylan 'Jack' Armstrong
Verna Hillie ... Ella Browning
John Sheehan ... Harry Smith
Brandon Hurst ... Hindu Priest
Joyzelle Joyner ... Chanda (as Laya Joy)
Fritzi Ridgeway ... Stella Walker
Clay Clement ... John Prendergast aka John Pren
George 'Gabby' Hayes ... David Fells (as George Hayes)
Dale Fuller ... Geraldine Carfax
Harry C. Bradley ... Prof. Horatio Potter (as Harry Bradley)
Irving Bacon ... Police Insp. Ned Pickens
Mary Foy ... Hyacinth Potter
Sam Godfrey Sam Godfrey ... Jerome Ellis (as Samuel Godfrey)
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An ancient curse and a killer ape are contained inside an old dark mansion.

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Out of the Mystic Temples of Old India crept this terrible Monster ... to wreak vengeance of the Hindu Gods ... One by one its victims fell with not a trace of the bloody assassin. See more »

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The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

Quotes

Prof. Horatio Potter: I shan't be able to go my dear. I must be at the museum. They're going to unwrap the mummy of Ramses the Fourth.
Mrs. Hyacinth Potter: Listen, you worm: you'll be at Mr. Pren's house tomorrow night and forget all about Ramses the Fourth or I'll make a mummy out of Potter the First!
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Okay Mystery
25 April 2004 | by dbborroughsSee all my reviews

Years ago fortune hunter ran a foul of an Indian cult. Now years later he calls together the backers of his trip to try and make amends and to make right what happened.

Or so he says.

Actually there's more going on here than meets the eye, not to mention a potentially murderous gorilla.

This is a very good, completely unremarkable and completely forgettable movie that is probably destined to end up lost in your memory. I know I have a hell of a hard time remembering which movie this is every time I run across it in my movie collection. I have to put it on to see what it is and more times than not I'll leave it on. Its not one that I actively search out to watch, even though I've seen it numerous times.

Should you get the chance, you might want to give it a try, just don't expect to remember it in the morning.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Ape See more »

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Mono (Balsley and Phillips Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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