Return of the Terror
|Return of the Terror|
theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Howard Bretherton|
|Produced by||Samuel Bischoff|
|Screenplay by||Peter Milne|
|Based on||The Terror (1927 play) by Edgar Wallace|
|Music by||Bernhard Kaun|
|Cinematography||Arthur L. Todd|
|Edited by||Owen Marks|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
Return of the Terror is a 1934 American mystery film directed by Howard Bretherton and written by Peter Milne and Eugene Solow. The film stars Mary Astor, Lyle Talbot, John Halliday, and Frank McHugh, and features Robert Barrat and Irving Pichel. The film was released by Warner Bros. on July 7, 1934. It was a loose remake of the 1928 film The Terror, based on Edgar Wallace's play of the same name.
- Mary Astor as Olga Morgan
- Lyle Talbot as Dr. Leonard Goodman
- John Halliday as Dr. John Redmayne
- Frank McHugh as Joe Hastings
- Robert Barrat as Pudge Walker
- Irving Pichel as Daniel Burke
- George E. Stone as Soapy McCoy
- J. Carrol Naish as Steve Scola
- Frank Reicher as Franz Reinhardt
- Robert Emmett O'Connor as Inspector Bradley
- Renee Whitney as Virginia Mayo
- Etienne Girardot as Mr. Tuttle
- Maude Eburne as Mrs. Elvery
- Charley Grapewin as Jessup
- George Humbert as Tony
- Edmund Breese as Editor
- George Cooper as Cotton
- Cecil Cunningham as Miss Doolittle
- Frank Conroy as Prosecuting Attorney
- Howard Hickman as Judge
- Lorena Layson as Maid
- Harry Seymour as City Reporter
- Philip Morris as Guard
- Bert Moorhouse as First Trooper
- Eddie Shubert as Second Trooper
A.D.S. of The New York Times said, "The Return of the Terror has been managed with the usual Hollywood skill in the physical properties, but its structure has a carpentered look. As the suspicious reporter, Frank McHugh creates a few laughs, but the writing is strictly routine and the necessary humor is largely absent. Robert Emmett O'Connor is excellent as a hard-boiled detective, and the other principals, John Halliday, Mary Astor, Lyle Talbot and Robert Barrat, are entirely satisfactory."
A 35mm print has been preserved by the Library of Congress, and a 16mm print of this film survives at the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research. It was transferred onto 16mm film by Associated Artists Productions in the 1950s and shown on television.
- "Screenplay info" on TCM.com
- "Return of the Terror (1934) - Overview". TCM.com. Retrieved 2015-08-12.
- "Return of the Terror". Afi.com. Retrieved 2015-08-12.
- A.D.S. (1934-07-11). "Movie Review - Return of the Terror - THE SCREEN; Who Killed Whom, and Other Violent Questions, in "The Return of the Terror," at the Rialto". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2015-08-12.
- Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress p.209 c.1978 published by The American Film Institute
- Return of The Terror (1934)
- 1957 MOVIES FROM AAP Warner Bros Features & Cartoons SALES BOOK DIRECTED AT TV
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