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The Frozen Ghost (1945)

Unrated | | Horror, Mystery, Romance | 1 June 1945 (USA)
A stage mentalist involved in a mysterious death and a discredited plastic surgeon are among the assorted characters involved in mysterious goings-on in an eerie wax museum.

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Harold Young

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Bernard Schubert (screenplay), Luci Ward (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Lon Chaney Jr. ... Alex Gregor / Gregor the Great (as Lon Chaney)
Evelyn Ankers ... Maura Daniel
Milburn Stone ... George Keene
Douglass Dumbrille ... Inspector Brant
Martin Kosleck ... Rudi Polden
Elena Verdugo ... Nina Coudreau
Tala Birell ... Mme. Valerie Monet
Arthur Hohl ... Skeptic
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Stage mentalist Gregor the Great becomes enraged when a drunken audience member belittles his act. When the man dies suddenly, Gregor convinces himself that his hypnotic powers are to blame. Guilt-ridden, he retires from performing to Valerie Monet's wax museum. He becomes increasingly stressed when he is pursued romantically by Valerie, her niece, and his former stage assistant, Maura Daniel. When Valerie mysteriously disappears, it is apparent that sinister forces are at work in the museum. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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The screen's newest Inner Sanctum Mystery! (poster ad lobby card). See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aparição Sinistra See more »

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Fourth of the six INNER SANCTUM features, shot June 19-July 1, 1944, and released June 29, 1945, on a double bill with "The Jungle Captive, " both copyrighted 1944. See more »

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When Rudi throws the second knife at Nina it sticks in the pillar by her head. When she turns to run up the stairs the knife is no longer there. See more »

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Followed by Pillow of Death (1945) See more »

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"I killed that man. Killed him with my eyes."
27 March 2014 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Lon Chaney, Jr. plays mentalist Gregor the Great, who believes he killed a guy with his psychic powers. Distraught over this, he quits and goes to work at a wax museum (naturally). Things are okay for awhile but then Gregor gets into an argument with a friend and, once again, believes he killed someone with his mind.

The fourth movie in Universal's Inner Sanctum series. Like the other movies, it's a fun B mystery thriller with a good cast. A bit silly at times but that adds to the fun if you're in the right frame of mind. The cast includes Universal regular Evelyn Ankers, Milburn Stone, Martin Kosleck, and Douglas Dumbrille. But the star is Lon Chaney, Jr., whose surly demeanor and sometimes overwrought acting are infinitely entertaining to watch. Not to mention his stylish mustache!


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