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Calling Dr. Death (1943) & The Frozen Ghost (1945)
March 20, 2016 @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM$10
UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hugh M. Hefner Classic American Film Program present “Out of the Ether: Radio Mysteries and Thrillers on Screen.”
Calling Dr. Death (1943)
Directed by Reginald LeBorg
Foregoing the trademark creaking door opening of radio’s Inner Sanctum Mysteries in favor of a floating head attesting that “Yes—even you, without knowing, can commit murder!” the psychological terror of the Inner Sanctum carries over to Universal’s film adaptation, in which neurologist Mark Steele (Lon Chaney Jr.), after blacking out, finds his adulterous wife murdered and himself the prime suspect.
Production: Universal Pictures Company, Inc. Distribution: Universal Pictures Company, Inc. Director: Reginald LeBorg. Screenwriter: Edward Dein. Cinematographer: Virgil Miller. Editor: Norman A. Cerf. With: Lon Chaney Jr., Patricia Morison, J. Carrol Naish, David Bruce, Ramsay Ames.
35mm, b/w, 63 min.
The Frozen Ghost (1945)
Directed by Harold Young
A guilt-ridden stage mentalist (Lon Chaney Jr.) and a disgraced plastic surgeon (Martin Kosleck) are two key figures in the strange goings-on at a wax museum. When the eccentric owner of the museum disappears, the ensuing intrigue illuminates the Inner Sanctum’s traffic in suggestion, hypnosis, and the power of greed, jealousy and revenge to drive ordinary people to do extraordinary things.
Production: Universal Pictures Company, Inc. Distribution: Universal Pictures Company, Inc. Director: Harold Young. Screenwriter: Bernard Schubert, Luci Ward. Cinematographer: Paul Ivano. Editor: Fred R. Feitshans Jr. With: Lon Chaney Jr., Evelyn Ankers, Milburn Stone, Douglass Dumbrille, Martin Kosleck.
35mm, b/w, 61 min.
FREE Admission for all UCLA students with valid I.D.!
More Info: UCLA Film & Television Archive Website