You'll Find Out (Here Come the Boogie Men) (1940) - Rotten Tomatoes

You'll Find Out (Here Come the Boogie Men) (1940)

You'll Find Out (Here Come the Boogie Men)





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This film contains the one and only cinematic group appearance by Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre and Bela Lugosi. Essentially a vehicle for bandleader Kay Kyser and his orchestra, the film finds Kyser hired to perform at the 21st birthday party of heiress Janis Bellacrest (Helen Parrish), the sweetheart of Kay's business manager Chuck Deems (Dennis O'Keefe). The party is held at Janis' family mansion, a spooky old joint dominated by astrology-happy Aunt Margo (Alma Kruger). Among the guests stranded in the mansion by inclement weather are mysterious mystic Prince Sallano (Bela Lugosi), family attorney Judge Mainwaring (Boris Karloff) and Professor Fenninger (Peter Lorre). Though advertised as a "mystery", the film throws the whodunit angle out the window at midway point by revealing that Saliano, Mainwaring and Fenninger are in cahoots, planning to kill Janis to get their hands on her inheritance. These sinister goings-on do not impede Kyser's ability to stage several musical numbers, including "The Bad Humor Man", which, according to studio publicity, was supposed to have been performed by Karloff, Lorre and Lugosi. Once the plot is resolved, Kyser utilizes several of Saliano's props-including the then-new "Sonovox" machine and an electronic zapping device-on his radio program, that leads to a closing gag.more
Rating: G
Genre: Horror, Musical & Performing Arts, Mystery & Suspense, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Monte Brice, James V. Kern, Andrew Bennison
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RKO Radio Pictures


Kay Kyser
as Himself
Helen Parrish
as Janis Bellacrest
Peter Lorre
as Professor Karl Fenni...
Boris Karloff
as Judge Spencer Mainwa...
Bela Lugosi
as Prince Saliano
Dennis O'Keefe
as Chuck Deems
Alma Kruger
as Aunt Margo
Leonard Mudie
as The Real Fenninger
Ginny Simms
as Herself
Sully Mason
as Himself
Ish Kabibble
as Himself
M.A. Bogue
as Ish Kabibble
Louise Currie
as Lead Society Girl
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Too much Kay Kyser ruins this haunted house comedy.

Full Review… | February 17, 2006
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Audience Reviews for You'll Find Out (Here Come the Boogie Men)

"We would have gotten away with it, if it hadn't been for those crazy band members!" I truly was waiting for that line, because it played out like a Scooby Doo episode. A scary/comedy/whodunit kind of story, with three of the horror greats - Karloff, Lugosi, and Lorre. Fun film for those who appreciate Scooby Doo.

nefnie lee

Super Reviewer

A comedic-horror which takes place in a mansion during a large 21st birthday party for the heiress. Way too much big band music which gets in the way of the story. The heiress believes she is marked for death and tries to snuff out an exotic ?prince? who claims occultic powers. Even with Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff and decent comedy, the focus on the music makes this RKO horror film definitely not a ?must see.?


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