The House of Fear (1939 film)

The House of Fear is a 1939 American mystery film directed by Joe May and starring William Gargan, Irene Hervey and Dorothy Arnold.[1] After an actor is killed during the middle of a play the theatre is closed. A year later a young producer re-assembles the cast and re-opens the theatre, intending to the stage the same play performed on the night of the murder.

The House of Fear
Directed byJoe May
Produced byEdmund Grainger
Written byWadsworth Camp (novel)
Thomas F. Fallon (play)
Peter Milne
StarringWilliam Gargan
Irene Hervey
Dorothy Arnold
Music byCharles Previn
CinematographyMilton R. Krasner
Edited byFrank Gross
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
June 30, 1939
Running time
67 minutes
CountryUnited States

Main cast

See also


  1. Weaver, Brunas & Brunas p.195-200


  • Weaver, Tom & Brunas, Michael & Brunas, John. Universal Horrors: The Studio's Classic Films, 1931-1946. McFarland & Company, 2007.

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