Monday, November 12, 2012

DR. RENAULT'S SECRET / Twentieth Century Fox - 1942

It's another Monster Monkey Monday with Tabonga, here at The Dungeon!.. This well done 58 minute film stars two horror masters, J. Carrol (THE MONSTER MAKER) Naish and George (THE FLYING SERPENT) Zucco. The storyline is about a young doctor who pays a visit to his fiancée in a remote French villa owned by her scientist uncle. He's met by Noel, Dr. Renault's mysterious assistant, who seems like an odd character indeed. He eventually learns Noel's true identity.. He's actually an ape turned into a man by Renault's bizarre experiments!

Eegah!! sent over this musical soundclip for our listening pleasure, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button there opposite the purple launch pad exhaust valve, NOW, Ralphie The Tarantula!.. Here's our audio offering for... DR. RENAULT'S SECRET!

Noel, on the left, don't take kindly to being made fun of when he comes to town...

Especially by a drunk Walt Disney! Later, Walt pays for his rude comments!

Also in the mix are big Mike Mazurki as grounds keeper/suspect, Rogell, and Arthur (DAUGHTER OF DR. JEKYLL) Shields as Inspector Duval.

Shepperd Strudwick, as John Shepperd, plays the visiting Dr. Larry Forbes. Noel drives him to Dr. Renault's villa, where there's a secret!

These are always fun!

Noel has to stay in his cell when he misbehaves, and, has a lot of pent up anger against Dr. Renault for some reason!

At the carnival, Noel shows his strength and gongs the bell using just one hand, setting off some fireworks?!..

You can hear obnoxious asses Mike 'n' Ike in the soundclip as they clip on Noel, sooo...

Ike gets thrown out his second story window and Mike gets pummeled from barber chair to mirrored post in his own shop!

Larry goes exploring in the cellar and discovers some interesting clues to the mystery.

He finds photos of Noel as he was being changed into a man! Ray (IT! THE TERROR FROM BEYOND SPACE) Corrigan plays the Ape.

Noel gets his hands around Dr. Renault's neck for screwing up his life, and so, he ends his!

It turns out that Rogell kidnaps lovely Madelon and takes her into the woods to his hideout.

Noel follows and is shot by Rogell. Noel shakes it off and finally tosses Rogell into the mill's paddle, breaking his spine! As Noel makes his way back down to help Madelon, he succumbs to the gunshot wounds...

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