Chamber of Horrors (1940 British Drama, Horror, Mystery film)

The Door with Seven Locks is a 1940 black-and-white British film, created and released shortly after the British Board of Film Censors lifted its mid-1930s ban on supernatural-themed and horror genre films. It was based on the 1926 novel The Door with Seven Locks by Edgar Wallace. Released in the United States by Monogram Pictures under the title Chamber of Horrors, it was the second Wallace film adaptation to arrive in the United States, the first being The Dark Eyes of London (called The Human Monster in the US), starring Béla Lugosi, which had been released the year before. Plot synopsis A wealthy lord dies and is entombed with a valuable deposit of jewels. Seven keys are required to unlock the tomb and get hold of the treasure. A series of mysterious events causes the keys to be scattered, and when trying to unravel the circumstances, the heiress of the fortune and her companion investigators become entangled in a web of fraud, deceit, torture, and murder. Cast Leslie Banks as Dr. Manetta Lilli Palmer as June Lansdowne Romilly Lunge as Dick Martin Gina Malo as Glenda Baker David Horne as Edward Havelock Richard Bird as Inspector Sneed Cathleen Nesbitt as Ann Cody JH Roberts as Luis Silva Aubrey Mallalieu as Lord Charles Francis Selford Harry Hutchinson as Bevan Cody Ross Landon as John Selford Phil Ray as Tom Cawler Robert Montgomery as Craig the Butler

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