Saturday, February 23, 2013

Great Female Leads: Irene Hervey in "Night Monster" (1942)

Irene Hervey as psychiatrist Dr Lynn Harper in the surprising "Night Monster" (1942), a somewhat neglected Universal horror in the frequently-crappy "old dark house" gene (that passes the Bechdel test nicely). She doesn't faint and, when running for her life, twists her ankle in the most reasonable way possible. Her one screaming scene seems to have screams dubbed in, with her mouth firmly closed for the second and most histrionic scream. Bela Lugosi and Lionel Atwill are hanging around as well.

Directed by Ford Beebe, written by Clarence Upton Young.

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