Follows 20-year-old Drea, who reluctantly takes a job babysitting for a professor of a college she hopes to attend. Struggling to entertain the professor's children Trissy and Jake, along ... See full summary »
Noble-born cad Denis (Stapley) has been tricked into a forced stay at the eerie manor of the Sire de Maletroit (Laughton), an evil madman who can't get over the death of his beloved, twenty... See full summary »
A sinister character boards the Rome Express on the trail of a valuable Van Dyck painting, recently stolen from a Paris gallery. Much to his annoyance he finds the train populated with a ... See full summary »
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 »
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 »
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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