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Actors: Bela Lugosi, Leon Ames, Sidney Fox, Bert Roach

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Based on Edgar Allan POE's short novel, MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE was first released in 1932.
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Dr. Mirakle is actually presenting his ape Erik at the Paris carnaval. At nights, he works in his secret laboratory in order to prove ape-human kinship. To do so, he kidnaps young women and injects them the blood of Erik. Until now, three of them have already died. One night, Erik notices Camille L'Espanaye in the crowd and asks for her hat. Camille's fiancé, Pierre Dupin, is a medicine student who will discover, after having examined the corpses of the dead women at the morgue, that someone has injected in their bodies the blood of an animal. Meanwhile, Dr. Mirakle wants to convince Camille to see Erik again.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 60%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% Time/Era of Movie:    -   16th-19th century Medical Thriller?    -   Yes Medical Plotlets:    -   wild experiments on people

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   scientific labs

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Kind of violence:    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   asphyxiation Is this movie based on a    -   book

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