The Devil's Mask
The Devil's Mask is a 1946 American crime film directed by Henry Levin and starring Anita Louise, Jim Bannon and Michael Duane. The film was the second of three B pictures based on the popular radio series I Love a Mystery. As well as its crime theme, the film also incorporates elements of horror.
|The Devil's Mask|
|Directed by||Henry Levin|
|Produced by||Wallace MacDonald|
|Written by||Charles O'Neal|
Dwight V. Babcock
|Based on||I Love a Mystery|
1939-52 radio series
by Carlton E. Morse
|Narrated by||Frank Martin|
|Music by||George Duning|
|Edited by||Jerome Thoms|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|May 23, 1946|
Two private detectives are asked to go to a museum to meet a woman who claims she is about to be murdered by her stepdaughter. The case becomes linked to a plane crash, a shrunken head just sent to the museum, and a scientist who disappeared during an expedition to South America.
- Anita Louise as Janet Mitchell
- Jim Bannon as Jack Packard
- Michael Duane as Rex Kennedy
- Mona Barrie as Louise Mitchell
- Barton Yarborough as Doc Long
- Ludwig Donath as Dr. Karger
- Paul E. Burns as Leon Hartman
- Frank Wilcox as Prof. Arthur Logan
- Bud Averill as Museum Guard
- Edward Earle as E.R. Willard
- John Elliott as John the Butler
- Fred Godoy as Mendoza
- Richard Hale as Curator Raymond Halliday
- Coulter Irwin as Frank
- Thomas E. Jackson as Detective Captain Quinn
- Frank Mayo as Gordon R. Mitchell
- Mary Newton as Karger's Nurse
- Harry Strang as Brophy - Night Watchman
TV Guide called it an "enjoyable programmer."
- Sterling & O'Dell p.373-74
- Bansak p.367
- "The Devil's Mask". TVGuide.com.
- Bansak, Edmund G. Fearing the Dark: The Val Lewton Career. McFarland, 2003.
- Sterling, Christopher H. & O'Dell, Cary. The Concise Encyclopedia of American Radio. Routledge, 2011.