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Frozen Ghost, The

Synopsis
Feature film. Stage hypnotist 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. A ‘Shakespeare Group’ of wax figures have a bearing on the plot as for example when Alex first arrives at the museum he is shown the figure of Lady Macbeth at which he recoils, as Lady Macbeth, like him, is racked by guilt over a murder and when he sees the Hamlet figure he recites part of the ‘to be or not to be’ soliloquy.
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
1945
Duration
61 mins

Credits

Director
Harold Young
Cinematographer
Paul Ivano
Screenplay
Bernard Schubert; Luci Ward
Art Direction
Abraham Grossman; John B. Goodman
Cast
Lon, Jr ChaneyAlex Gregor
Tala BirellValerie Monet

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Plays
Hamlet
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Available on DVD from amazon.com as ‘Inner Sanctum Mysteries: The Complete Movie Collection’.
General
From an original story by Harrison Carter and Henry Sucher. Fourth production in Universal’s Inner Sanctum series.

Production Company

Name

Universal Pictures

Online Retailer

Name

amazon.ca

Name

amazon.com

Web
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