Wednesday, December 9, 2009

THE CORPSE VANISHES / Monogram Pictures - 1942

Tagline from the original poster reads... "KIDNAPPED BRIDES Are The Victims Of His Terror! Prepare to shudder when you see the strange practices of this doctor who sacrificed beautiful women for the sake of a mad love!"

Tabonga here!.. THE CORPSE VANISHES was Bela' 87th acting role, this time for Monogram Pictures which also bring us other titles like THE AVENGER, THE DEVIL'S MATE, HOUSE OF MYSTERY, THE MYSTERIOUS MR. WONG, PORT OF MISSING WOMEN, WOLF CALL, HAUNTED HOUSE, THE APE, PHANTOM OF CHINATOWN, INVISIBLE GHOST, KING OF THE ZOMBIES, BOWERY BLITZKRIEG, SPOOKS RUN WILD, FRECKLES COMES HOME, PRIVATE SNUFFY SMITH, GHOST TOWN LAW, RUBBER RACKETEERS, THE LIVING GHOST, THE APE MAN, VOODOO MAN, SPOOK BUSTERS, HOT ROD, GHOST CHASERS, FEUDIN' FOOLS and many, many more!

There is only Music Department credit for uncredited stock music composer Charles Dunworth, and, flick have two, two musical director... Johnny Lange and Lew Porter.

Wonst again, Eegah!! have nice soundclip for everbloody' listening pleasure. And, today is Piff the Gnat' turn to push big red 'GO' button to start snowball rolling, so, HITS.... IT.... PIFF!!.... "THAT DARNED VANISHIN' CORPSE!!"

Well, everbloody was having great time until freakin' stupid bride ruin everything!

Hmmm, wonder if Bela might have anything to do wif' it?!

Okay, we gonna try it again. Keep finger crossed!

...SON OF A BITCH!!!

Calling all cars, calling all cars!.. Be on the lookout for a missing corpse dressed like a bride!.. That is all!!

Budget cuts!

He look so natural!

There is actually very logical es'planation for big mystery!

So simple, Bela need lady' gland fluid to keep prehistoric wifey alive!.. What else?

Luana (THE SHE-CREATURE) Walters play Patricia Hunter, a reporter and Tristram (THE BRUTE MAN) Coffin play Dr. Foster. They on the way to Bela' house.

They greeted by Bela' little helper dude, Angelo (BRAIN OF BLOOD) Rossitto. Angelo was Blaisdell's Saucerman #1 in INVASION OF THE SAUCERMEN!!!

But, Bela and wifey kinda busy with other thing at the moment!

Angelo show Miss Hunter her room for the night.

Then, Miss Hunter have special night visit from another of Bela' helper, the big one! And, get this!.. Angelo and him are brothers!!

Bela and wifey find coffin generally more comfy than regular bed!

The Doc and Miss Hunter pretty sure Bela behind the murders and decide to set clever trap to catch him at a fake wedding and want to use cigarette gurl as bait! Hey, Tabonga! and Eegah!! used to smoke those!

So, they print fake story in newspaper to make look real!

Bela and wifey notice story, as planned!

But, Bela smarter than that and sense that something is up, so he have little plan of his own!

Bela prepare Miss Hunter for glandular fluid transfer...

But, as always, kwazy iz az kwazy duz!! Helper Fagah get last laugh!

Hey, c'mon everbloody, SMILE!!

4 comments:

Christopher said...

its the wonderful monogram champagne orchestra!...sounds like a Terrytoon every time...great foto of Lugosi and Russell in duelin' coffins..Lugosi even looks like hes dead..

prof. grewbeard said...

whatever happened to cigarette girls?...

Eegah!! and Tabonga! said...

They probably all died from lung cancer! I was saving Raleigh coupons to get a lung transplant, but I had to quit before I had enough!
Eegah!!!

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