Dr. Renault's Secret (1942)

Dr. Renault's Secret (1942)





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In this horror movie, Dr. Renault discovers that a combination of surgery and drugs can give an ape almost human intelligence. Unfortunately for Renault, the ape is anything but grateful and deeply resents being torn from his jungle home and toyed with. A murderous rage overtakes the primate and tragedy ensues.
Classics , Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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20th Century Fox Film Corporation


George Zucco
as Dr. Robert Renault
Lynne Roberts
as Madelon Renault
Shepperd Strudwick
as Dr. Larry Forbes
Bert Roach
as Proprietor
Eugene Borden
as Coroner
Jack Norton
as Austin
Charles Wagenheim
as Jacques - Detective (uncredited)
Mike Mazurki
as Rogell (uncredited)
Arthur Shields
as Inspector Duval (uncredited)
Jean Del Val
as Henri - Butler (uncredited)
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Critic Reviews for Dr. Renault's Secret

All Critics (1)

A remake of the 1927 horror melodrama The Wizard.

Full Review… | September 11, 2003
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Audience Reviews for Dr. Renault's Secret

Let's just say, it's not much of a secret... The movie is so-so.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer


Not really a horror film, Dr. Renault's Secrett is an atmospheric murder mystery with a SF/horror element that is unnecessary to most of the plot. Any one of a number of less fantastic premises could have been substituted without making it a much different movie. George Zucco gives the sort of solid performance he contributed to many a horror or mystery movie in his day. The rest of the cast do a good job in their supporting roles. The starring turn is that by J. Carroll Naish, who demonstrates that he truly was in a class with the great Lon Chaney Sr.. Good film. Great performance by Naish !

David Duncan
David Duncan

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