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Chamber of Horrors (1940)

The Door with Seven Locks (original title)
A murder is found to be connected to a false heir and a secret underground torture chamber.

Director:

Norman Lee

Writers:

Edgar Wallace (novel), John Argyle (treatment) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Leslie Banks ... Dr. Manetta
Lilli Palmer ... June Lansdowne
Romilly Lunge Romilly Lunge ... Dick Martin
Gina Malo ... Glenda Baker
Richard Bird ... Det. Inspector Cornelius 'Andy'Sneed
David Horne ... Edward Havelock
J.H. Roberts ... Luis Silva
Cathleen Nesbitt ... Ann Cody
Harry Hutchinson Harry Hutchinson ... Bevan Cody
Philip Ray ... Tom Cawler (as Phil Ray)
Robert Montgomery Robert Montgomery ... Craig the Butler (as R. Montgomery)
Aubrey Mallalieu Aubrey Mallalieu ... Lord Charles Francis Selford
Ross Landon Ross Landon ... John Selford
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A murder is found to be connected to a false heir and a secret underground torture chamber.

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What dark secrets lie hidden behind...

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Drama | Horror | Mystery

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 December 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chamber of Horrors See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

British actor Robert Montgomery (IX) is listed on the opening credits of the American version as "R. Montgomery" so as not to confuse audiences with better known and very popular USA actor Robert Montgomery (I). 2nd billed Lilli Palmer is given starring billing as Lili [sic] Palmer, followed by Banks, Malo and Montgomery. No other cast members are mentioned, not even Romilly Lunge, billed 3rd in the original UK version, but apparently ignored by the USA distributors who were unfamiliar with his name. See more »

Goofs

On his death-bed Lord Selford says he is fifty-five years old. When on his tombstone the date of his death (1928) and birth (1872) equates to 56. See more »

Quotes

Judy Lansdowne: I love frolicking in morgues.
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Remade as Front à la Scotland Yard (1962) See more »

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The door behind which real mystery lies...
21 August 2003 | by Space_MafuneSee all my reviews

This classic Edgar Wallace Murder Mystery/Conspiracy film is surprising fun. Leslie Banks, as the clever, devious, torture device collecting Dr. Mannetta (the owner of the chamber of horrors), frequently steals the scenes he's in even if his character is some what a cliche. The very lovely Lilli Palmer as Judy Lansdowne here plays the lady in distress. A woman in need of help and rescue as many others plot against her and try and steal her key to the "door with the seven locks", the seven keys to which when combined will open Lord Selford's tomb containing his family jewels. Banks as Mannetta, along with a creepy atmosphere, a good pace and an exciting climax make this better than you might expect.


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