Dr Renault’s Secret (1942)

35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono, English

An American horror film directed by Harry Lachman.


* = uncredited

Directed by: Harry Lachman
Copyright MCMXLII by Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
Twentieth Century-Fox presents. Released through Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
Executive Producer: Sol M. Wurtzel
Screen Play by: William Bruckner and Robert F. Metzler
Director of Photography: Virgil Miller
Film Editor: Fred Allen
Music: David Raksin and Emil Newman
Sound: Eugene Grossman, Harry M. Leonard
Western Electric Recording
Costumes: Herschel
Art Direction: Richard Day, Nathan Juran
Set Decorations: Thomas Little, Paul S. Fox

J. Carrol Naish (Noel)
John Shepperd (Dr Larry Forbes)
Lynne Roberts (Madelon Renault)
George Zucco (Dr Robert Renault)
Carmen Beretta [Mrs La Rue] *
Eugene Borden [the coroner] *
Ann Codee [passerby at Marcel's shop] *
Ray Corrigan [the ape] *
George Davis [strong man contest proprietor] *
Jean Del Val [Henri] *
Charles La Torre [Marcel Perron] *
Mike Mazurki [Rogell] *
Louis Mercier [bus driver] *
Jack Norton [Mr Austin] *
Bert Roach [hotel proprietor] *
Arthur Shields [Inspector Duval] *
Charles Wagenheim [Jacques] *
Max Willenz [Louis] *

See also
Balaoo (1913)



  • Kinematograph Weekly no.2030 (14 March 1946)
  • Today's Cinema vol.66 no.5314 (8 March 1946)
  • Motion Picture Herald vol.149 no.3 (17 October 1942)
  • Sight and Sound vol.18 no.12 (December 2008) pp.88-89 – DVD review (Reviews: Fox Horror Classics Volume 2 by Tom Charity)


  • Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Science Fiction by Phil Hardy (ed) p.111
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films II by Donald C. Willis p.103
  • Horrorshows: The A-Z of Horror in Film, TV, Radio and Theatre by Gene Wright p.218 – credits, review
  • by Walt Lee p.107 – credits
  • Vintage Science Fiction Films, 1896-1949 by Michael Benson p.144