A stodgy Universal thriller from 1941, redeemed by a name-heavy cast (Claude Rains, Warren William, Ralph Bellamy, Patric Knowles, Bela Lugosi, and the imponderable Maria Ouspenskaya) and by Lon Chaney Jr.'s lumbering, affable performance in the title role. George Waggoner directed; the fogbound photography is by Hitchcock's frequent collaborator Joseph Valentine. 70 min.
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