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Dr. Renault's Secret (1942)
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07.13.09

Dr. Renault's Secret (1942) Dr. Larry Forbes arrives in a small French village on the eve of Bastille Day in order to be reunited with his fiancee Madelon, niece of the respected Dr. Renault, Because a rainstorm has washed out the bridge, Forbes must stay at the local inn, where he meets two of Renault's servants, gruff gardener Rogell, an ex-convict from a family of criminals, and gentle, sensitive Noel, the doctor's chauffeur, who explains his strange appearance by claiming to be Javanese. A misunderstanding results in Forbes' room being occupied by a touring hunter who ends up strangled. The following day Noel drives him to the doctor's chateaux. Noel seems very attached to Madelon and becomes disturbed when he learns she is soon going to be leaving him to be married. After a dog is found hanged on the estate, Larry has many questions about mysterious Noel and Dr. Renault's hold over him.

Movie Tagline:
His animal instinct cannot be tamed!

Title: Dr. Renault's Secret
Release Date: October 19, 1942
Runtime: 58 mins
Genre: Horror
All Genres: Horror, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Languages: English, French
Country: USA
Colors: Black and White
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 5.8
Brimstone Pit Rating: 6.8 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With D

MPAA Rating: Approved

Director(s):
Harry Lachman

Cast:
J. Carrol Naish ...Noel
Shepperd Strudwick ...Dr. Larry Forbes (as John Shepperd)
Lynne Roberts ...Madelon Renault
George Zucco ...Dr. Robert Renault
Ed Agresti ...Mr. La Rue
Carmen Beretta ...Mrs. La Rue
Eugene Borden ...The Coroner
Alex Chivra ...Townsman at Dance
Ann Codee ...Passerby at Marcel's shop
Ray Corrigan ...The Ape
George Davis ...Strong Man Contest Proprietor
Jean Del Val ...Henri, the butler
Joseph DeVillard ...Townsman at Dance
Charles La Torre ...Marcel Perron, the barber
Mike Mazurki ...Rogell
Louis Mercier ...The Bus Driver
Jack Norton ...Mr. Austin
Bert Roach ...The Hotel Proprietor
Arthur Shields ...Inspector Duval
Charles Wagenheim ...Jacques, a detective
Max Willenz ...Louis, the barkeeper

Producer(s):
Sol M. Wurtzel

Writer(s):
William Bruckner
Robert F. Metzler
Gaston Leroux

Composer(s):
Emil Newman
David Raksin




More Movie Taglines:
  • His animal instinct cannot be tamed!
Movie Quote(s):
  • Noel: [to Renault] You chain me, hurt me. Make me like man.
  • Marcel Perron, the barber: [watching Noel dance and chuckling] Maybe we should give Noel some peanuts. He dances like an ape. Louis, the barkeeper: Ape? You mean a fat little monkey!
  • Jacques, a detective: [after a body lands near them] He fell out of that window! Inspector Duval: You can't fall out of a closed window! Jacques, a detective: Then it's murder!
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