Murders in the Rue Morgue

Synopsis: In 19th Century Paris, the maniacal Dr. Mirakle abducts young women and injects them with ape blood in an attempt to prove ape-human kinship. He constantly meets failure as the abducted women die. Medical student Pierre Dupin discovers what Mirakle is doing too late to prevent the abduction of his girlfriend Camille. Now he desperately tries to enlist the help of the police to get her back.
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery
Director(s): Robert Florey
Production: Universal Pictures
  1 win.
Rotten Tomatoes:
61 min

Here's a toast to you, Paul.

You've torn my Pierre

away from his books

and made him enjoy himself

for once.

Oh, don't thank Paul.

It was for you I came.

Then I must drink

a toast to Camille.

Oh, no, Paul.

You've had four glasses


That's nothing.

For last year's

carnival night, I had 14.

Dupin, Paul!

Look at the Arab dancers.

This way. This way.

See the naughty nautch nymphs.

The adorable Arab angels.


Come, we must continue

our studies of anatomy.

Yeah, much nicer

than... than visiting a morgue.



performance of dancing.

We have Lady Fatima!

Lady Fatima's

snake imitations...

Do they bite?

Oh, yes, but you have

to pay extra for that.

Mignette, do you think

you could learn

to do that dance for me?



Well, then...

I guess I'll have

to join the show.

See, Pierre,

how brown they are.

Is that their real color,

do you suppose,

or have they

painted themselves?

Shall I find out for you?

Don't you dare.


Col. Ha-ha from America!

Ho... ho... ho!

Bloodthirsty savages

from the wilds of America!

Ha... ha... ha!

See the redskins

scalp their victim.

First time in Paris.

They are Apaches, my friends,


Like our own waterfront rats.

Just as wild.

That'd be a good name

for our bandits.


Ha, Apaches, why, splendid.

Would you like to try

whether they are real?


And leave you unprotected?


Oh, Pierre.

Let's go in there.

Attention, attention,

ladies and gentlemen.

Step closer. Closer.

Behind this curtain

is the strangest creature

your eyes will ever behold.

Erik, the ape-man!

The monster who walks upright

and speaks a language

even as you and I.

The ruler of the jungle,

whose giant hands

can tear a man in half.

Erik, the ape-man.

The beast with a human soul.

More cunning than a man

and stronger than a lion.

Step up, ladies and gentlemen.

Step right in.

Shall we go into this one?

All right.

Soldiers and children,


Step up,

ladies and gentlemen.

Don't miss this opportunity.

That's good.

Let's go down there.

Oh! Let's sit

over there, love.

No, mademoiselle,

not there.

Take a seat in front

so that you can see


This gorilla killed six men,

you see.

What a funny-looking man.

He's a show in himself.

Did you notice his accent?

I wonder where he comes from.

I never heard

an accent like it.


I'm Dr. Mirakle,

messieurs, mesdames.

And I am not

the sideshow charlatan.

So if you expect

to witness the usual

carnival hocus-pocus,

just go to the box office

and get your money back.

I am not exhibiting a freak,

a monstrosity of nature,

but a milestone

in the development of life.

The shadow of Erik, the ape

hangs over us all.

The darkness

before the dawn of man.

It's all right.

Don't be afraid.

It's only a baboon.

I-I'm not afraid.

Neither am I.

Listen to him,

brothers and sisters.

He is speaking to you.

Can you understand

what he says

or have you forgotten?

I have re-learned

his language.


I will translate

what he says.

My home

is in the African jungle,

where I lived

with my father and my mother

and my brothers and sisters.

But I was captured

by a band

of hairless white apes

and carried away

to a strange land.

I'm in the prime

of my strength.

And I am lonely.


is the story of man.

In the slime of chaos

there was the seed

that rose and grew

into the tree of life.

Life was motion.

Fins changed into wings.

Wings into ears.

Crawling reptiles grew legs.

Eons of ages passed.

There came a time

when a four-legged thing

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