A Scream in the Night

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A Scream in the Night
Re-release poster
Directed by Fred C. Newmeyer
Produced byRay Kirkwood (producer)
Written byNorman Springer (story and screenplay)
Starring Lon Chaney Jr.
Cinematography Bert Longenecker
Edited byFrederick Bain
Distributed byCommodore Pictures (1934 release)
Astor Pictures (1943 re-release)
Release date
  • June 29, 1934 (1934-06-29)
Running time
58 minutes
CountryUnited States

A Scream in the Night is a 1934 American film directed by Fred C. Newmeyer and starring Lon Chaney Jr. It is distinct from the 1919 silent film of the same name, co-directed by Leander de Cordova and Burton L. King, and starring Ruth Budd and Ralph Kellard.



A colonial police detective (Chaney Jr.) in an Eastern seaport seeks a stolen gem, and infiltrates the underworld by posing as a drunken, look-alike wharfside bar owner.


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