An Egyptian prince hopes to bring back his lost love under the shadow of the Sphinx. But, as Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee would later discover, there’s always a catch in such a plan.
Lon Chaney may be the reason most people see this film but he isn’t the star. The hero is Johnny Arthur, a wannabe detective who took a correspondence course. Old dark house flick with mad scientists and general creepiness, it just misses being a classic in the genre. Not without its pleasures and better if you go in knowing what to expect.
Mysterious events are afoot in the tiny town of Danburg. Unexplained accidents, missing persons, an abandoned sanitarium… Our nebbish hero is a would-be detective who is determined to get to the bottom of things. He gets more than he bargained for when he runs into Dr. Ziska, played by none other than Lon Chaney.
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