Night of Terror (Columbia Pictures, 1933)

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Originally announced as He Lived To Kill, Night of Terror was based on Willard Mack’s story The Public Be Damned. Bela Lugosi plays a suspicious butler in this murder mystery. Filming took place from 2am-6am to accommodate Bela Lugosi’s daytime filming of International House. It is said that Lugosi accepted the punishing schedule as he was trying to work his way out of debt. He had filed for bankruptcy in October, 1932. The murder mystery was released to generally poor reviews.

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Production Company: Columbia Pictures

Producer: Bryan Foy

Director: Benjamin Stoloff

Screenplay: Beatrice Van, William Jacobs and Lester Nielson

Original Story:  The Public Be Damned by Willard Mack

Cinematography: Joseph A. Valentine

Assistant Camera: Walter Rankin and Joe Raue

Editor: Artur Hilton

Technical Director: W.L. Vogel

Running Time: 61 minutes

Copyright Number: LP3811, April 17 1933

Cast:

Bela Lugosi: Degar

Sally Blane: Mary Rinehart

Wallace Ford: Tom Hartley

Bryant Washburn: Richard Rhinehart

Tully Marshall: John Rhinehart

Gertrude Michaels: Sara Rhinehart

George Meeker: Professor Arthur Hornsby

Mary Frey: Sika

Matt McHugh: Detective Bailey

Edwin Maxell: The maniac

Pat Harmon: Cab driver

Otto Offman: Professor 

Eric Mayne: Professor John Andre

Dave O’Brien: Young victim

Oscar Smith: Martin the chauffeur

Richard Powell: Detective Dooley

Emma Tansey: Little old lady

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The Evening Independent, May 3, 1933

Night of Terror, The Evening Independent, May 3, 1933

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The Lewiston Daily Sun, May 27, 1933

Night of Terror, The Lewiston Daily Sun, May 27, 1933

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he Lewiston Daily Sun, June 2, 1933

Night of Terror, The Lewiston Daily Sun, June 2, 1933

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The Miami News, July 21, 1933

Night of Terror, The Miami News, July 21, 1933

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The Miami News, July 22, 1933

Night of Terror, The Miami News, July 22, 1933 b

Night of Terror, The Miami News, July 22, 1933

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Spokane Daily Chronicle, July 25, 1933

Night of Terror, Spokane Daily Chronicle, July 25, 1933

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Spokane Daily Chronicle, July 26, 1933

Night of Terror, Spokane Daily Chronicle, July 26, 1933

Night of Terror, Spokane Daily Chronicle, July 26, 1933 b

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Unknown French Magazine, November 1933

Night of Terror Unknown French magazine, November 1933

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Manchester United vs Porstsmouth programme, January 1934 Season

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Posters

Night Of Terror Midget Window CardMidget Window Card

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Lobby Cards

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Glass Slide

Night of Terror Glass Slide

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Stills

Bela Lugosi

Night of TerrorBela Lugosi and Mary Frey

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George Meeker, Bela Lugosi, Sally Blane and Wallace Ford

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Night of Terror 3Sally Blane, Wallace Ford and Bela Lugosi

Night of TerrorTully Marshall and Bela Lugosi

Night Of Terror

Bela Lugosi and Mary Frey

Bryant Washburn, Bela Lugosi and Sally Blane

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