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The Mysterious Doctor (1943)

Approved | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 3 March 1943 (USA)
The citizens of a tiny Cornish village are tormented during World War II by a headless ghost which is haunting the local tin mine.

Director:

Benjamin Stoloff (as Ben Stoloff)

Writer:

Richard Weil (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
John Loder ... Sir Henry Leland
Eleanor Parker ... Letty Carstairs
Bruce Lester ... Lt. Christopher 'Kit' Hilton
Lester Matthews ... Dr. Frederick Holmes
Forrester Harvey ... Hugh Penhryn
Matt Willis ... Bart Redmond
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The citizens of a tiny Cornish village are tormented during World War II by a headless ghost which is haunting the local tin mine.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Mystery Doctor See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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When Holmes shoots the lock off the door, he neglects to tell Letty and Hilton to stand back--by not doing so, he ran the risk of the bullet striking one of them when it passed through the door. See more »

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Referenced in Zulu (1964) See more »

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Fog Equals Atmosphere
30 May 2001 | by abooboo-2See all my reviews

A few chills and some decent atmosphere (atmosphere usually meaning fog) but the modest storyline takes a back seat to war time "rally 'round the troops, boys" sentiment. Seen with that in mind it does possess a certain degree of charm. I like the early shot of the mysterious headless "ghost" wandering through the fog, but it rather quickly becomes apparent that there is a very earth-bound, prosaic explanation. It's all a bit of a mess of course, but quite understandably America and Great Britain had more important things on their mind at the time. Eleanor Parker is porcelain beautiful in one of her early roles.


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