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Title of the Film THE GHOUL
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Year of Release 1933
Country of Origin UK
Language(s) English
Run Time (in minutes) 80
Length (in meters) 2201
Colour b/w
Genre Horror
Based on/Source Play by Frank King
Production Companies Gaumont-British Picture Corporation
Producer(s) Michael Balcon
Director T. Hayes Hunter
Cast Boris Karloff, Cedric Hardwicke, Ernest Thesiger, Dorothy Hyson
Literature Sunday Referee, 6 August 1933
Picturegoer Weekly, 8 April 1933
Picturegoer Weekly, 19 August 1933
Picturegoer Weekly, 14 October 1933
New York Times, 27 January 1934
Special notes Director of photography: Gunther Krampf
Art direction: Alfred Junge
Make-Up: Heinrich Heitfeld
"Britain's contribution to the thriller cycle is definitely poor, its main asset is the undoubtedly clever and striking photography by Gunther Krampf, the brilliant German [sic] cameraman." (Lionel Collier, Picturegoer Weekly, 14 October 1933)

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