Night Monster

Night Monster

Bela Lugosi
Director: Ford I. Beebe Cast: Bela Lugosi
Bela Lugosi
, Lionel Atwill
Lionel Atwill
, Irene Hervey
Irene Hervey
Ford I. Beebe


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Reclusive Kurt Ingston (Ralph Morgan) finds himself playing host to an extraordinary array of guests at his decaying old mansion. Among the medical guests are psychiatrist Lynn Harper (Irene Hervey), who is there to evaluate Ingston's daughter Margaret (Fay Helm), whose sanity has been called into doubt over her claim that she has seen some sort of inhuman fiend stalking the grounds after dark; and then there are doctors Timmons (Frank Reicher), Phipps (Francis Pierlot), and King (Lionel Atwill), all well known to Ingston -- for the botched operation that left him crippled for life; and then there's the mysterious Agor Singh (Nils Asther), a mystic with a strange hold on Ingston. When these people start dying grisly deaths, hero Dick Baldwin (Don Porter) must figure out how these seemingly impossible killings are being carried out, and by whom, despite clues that appear to lead nowhere. Hovering over the proceedings, in one of his least rewarding roles at Universal, is Bela Lugosi playing Rolf the butler. Needless to say, Rolf -- because he is played by Bela Lugosi -- seems to be hiding some mysterious connection to the strange goings on. And the presence of Lionel Atwill is a similar "clue" put before audiences by the movie's makers, which helps to make Night Monster lots of fun, if not always logical. Additionally, future star Leif Erickson cuts a memorable figure as a menacing chauffeur; and Fay Helm, perhaps best remembered today as the disturbed mystery woman in Robert Siodmak's Phantom Lady (1944), dominates the serious acting with her portrayal of the seemingly insane sister.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/17/2015
UPC: 0025192262883
Original Release: 1942
Source: Universal
Time: 1:13:00
Sales rank: 34,542

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bela Lugosi Rolf the Butler
Lionel Atwill Dr. King
Irene Hervey Dr. Lynne Harper
Ralph Morgan Kurt Ingston
Donald Porter Dick Baldwin
Nils Asther Agor Singh
Fay Helm Margaret Ingston
Frank Reicher Dr. Timmons
Doris Lloyd Miss Judd the Housekeeper
Francis Pierlot Dr. Phipps
Robert E. Homans Cap Beggs
Janet Shaw Millie Carson
Eddy Waller Jeb Harmon
Cyril Delevanti Torque Gateman at the Estate
Leif Erickson Laurie the Chauffeur

Technical Credits
Ford I. Beebe Director,Producer
Donald H. Brown Associate Producer
Miton Carruth Editor
Russell A. Gausman Set Decoration/Design
Jack Otterson Art Director
Jack P. Pierce Makeup
Richard H. Riedel Art Director
Hans J. Salter Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Charles Van Enger Cinematographer
Vera West Costumes/Costume Designer
Clarence Upson Young Screenwriter

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