The Ghoul

The Ghoul

Director: T. Hayes Hunter Cast: Boris Karloff, Cedric Hardwicke, Ernst Thesiger

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Overview

The Ghoul was Boris Karloff's first British horror film. Karloff is cast as Egyptologist Professor Morant, who on his deathbed insists that he be buried with a rare jewel that was once part of an Oriental idol. It is Morant's belief that the gem will one day restore him to life, a contingency which terrifies the Professor's weaselly assistant Laing (Ernst Thesiger), who hopes to get his mitts on the jewel himself. In due time, Morant dies and is buried -- minus the jewel, which has seemingly disappeared from the face of the earth. All of this leads to a spooky denouement in Morant's cemetery crypt, designed in the manner of the ancient Egyptians. The romantic subplot is handled by Anthony Bushell as Morlant's nephew Ralph and Dorothy Hyson as Betty, while comedy relief is ladled on by Kathleen Harrison (Kaney) as a man-chasing spinster. Long believed lost (all prints were supposed to have been destroyed when the film was remade as the 1962 horror comedy No Place Like Homicide), The Ghoul resurfaced in Europe in the early 1970s.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/15/2015
UPC: 0644827191123
Original Release: 1933
Source: Reel Vault
Sales rank: 27,285

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Boris Karloff Prof. Morlant
Cedric Hardwicke Broughton
Ernst Thesiger Laing
Dorothy Hyson Betty Harlow
Anthony Bushell Ralph Morlant
Kathleen Harrison Kaney
Harold Huth Aga Ben Dragore
D.A. Clarke-Smith Mahmoud
Ralph Richardson Nigel Hartley
Jack Raine Chauffeur

Technical Credits
T. Hayes Hunter Director
Michael Balcon Producer
Ian Dalrymple Editor
Rupert Downing Score Composer,Screenwriter
Heinrich Heitfeld Makeup
Ralph Kemplen Editor
Frank King Screenwriter
Gunther Krampf Cinematographer
Louis Levy Score Composer
L. Du Garde Peach Screenwriter
Roland Pertwee Screenwriter
John Hastings Turner Screenwriter

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