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Night Monster(1942)

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Brief Synopsis

Dr. Lynn Harper, psychologist, has been called out to the old Ingston Mansion, a dark and mysterious place with a very bad reputation, in order to make an assessment of the sanity of Margaret Ingston, daughter of patriarch Kurt Ingston. She claims to be sane, but she is clearly very disturbed; we can't be certain, although the doctor gives her a clean bill of health. But then Dick Baldwin shows up on the scene, just when Dr. Lynne has been receiving thinly veiled threats from the inhabitants of the house. He's our hero. Three medical doctors have been invited out to the mansion as well, Dr. Timmons, Dr. Phipps and the sleazy Dr. King (Lionel Atwill). One by one the doctors are mysteriously murdered. Dick Baldwin must figure out who is doing the killings, and he must do so before whoever it is can kill his new love interest, Dr. Lynne Harper. But the only one he can trust is Kurt Ingston himself, since Ingston has no legs and can't have perpetrated these murders. Is it sinister Rolf, the butler, or Laurie, the sex crazed and sociopathic chauffeur, or Agor Singh, the Hindu Yogi with his strange ways? And of course, Lynne might be wrong, Margaret may be very insane, and she might be the culprit.

Cast & Crew

Ford Beebe Director
Irene Hervey Dr. [Lynne] Harper
Ralph Morgan Kurt Ingston
Don Porter Dick Baldwin
Nils Asther Agor Singh
Fay Helm Margaret Ingston
Frank Reicher Dr. Timmons
Doris Lloyd Miss [Sarah] Judd
Francis Pierlot Dr. Phipps
Robert Homans Cap Beggs

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  not available
Release Date:  1942 Production Date:  EB
KTLA print
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Universal Pictures Company, Inc.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Universal Pictures Company, Inc.
Duration(mins):  70 or 73 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  6,504    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • Night Monster (1942)

    Celia Trimboli 2012-10-21

    Great old dark house with a gathering of potential and actual victims movie. Great performance by the actress who plays the maid and by Leif Erickson, who... MORE>

  • Great 'B' Movie from Universal

    Dan Grissom 2012-08-12

    This movie is a pleasant surprise from the Universal Horror series; the atmosphere is spooky and it keeps you guessing until the end. Highly recommended.... MORE>

  • Very effective 'B' Picture

    Dan Grissom 2012-08-12

    I was pleasantly surprised at this seldom mentioned 'B' picture from Universal's classic horror period. The story is unique and is... MORE>