|Directed by||Lloyd Corrigan|
|Produced by||Robert Pressnel (associate producer)|
|Written by||Tristram Tupper
John C. Moffitt
William Pierce (original story)
|Music by||Louis Forbes (musical director)|
|Cinematography||George Robinson (photographer)
John P. Fulton (special effects)
|Edited by||Otis Garrett|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
|April 18, 1937 (New York City)
May 2, 1937 (USA)
August 16, 1937 (Los Angeles)
The inventor of a burglar alarm (Karloff) attempts to get back at the man who stole the profits to his invention (Hinds) before he goes blind. The device is then subverted by gangsters (Baxter, et. al.) who apply pressure to the inventor and use his device to facilitate burglaries.
- Boris Karloff - David Mallory
- Warren Hull - Jimmy Travis (billed as J. Warren Hull)
- Jean Rogers - Joan Mallory
- Alan Baxter - "The Kid"
- Samuel S. Hinds - Stephen Ranger (billed as Samuel Hinds)
- Hobart Cavanaugh - "Petty Louie"
- David Oliver - "Mike"
- Ward Bond - "Fingers"
- Frank Reicher - Carl
- Edwin Maxwell - Kruger
- This was the last film in which Karloff was billed with only his last name, a Universal Pictures policy during his career height.
- A scene from this movie is shown on a TV screen in the movie The Ice Storm.
- Although not a horror film, this film is part of the Shock Theater package of classic horror films.
Home Video Release
This DVD set contains the rerelease version of this film from Realart Pictures, Inc.. It also contains the rerelease version of the theatrical trailer
The packaging for this DVD set erroneously indicates that this film has a running time of 78 minutes.
- Stephen Jacobs, Boris Karloff: More Than a Monster, Tomahawk Press, 2011 pp. 209-212
- Tom Weaver, Michael Brunas and John Brunas, Universal Horrors: The Studio's Classic Films, 1931-46 Second Edition, McFarland, 2007 pp. 170-175
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