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Two 1940s films with Lon Chaney Jr., 'Calling Dr. Death' and 'The Frozen Ghost,' are at UCLA

Two 1940s films with Lon Chaney Jr., 'Calling Dr. Death' and 'The Frozen Ghost,' are at UCLA
Lon Chaney Jr. stars in "Calling Dr. Death." (Universal Studios)

UCLA Film & Television Archive's "Out of the Ether: Radio Mysteries and Thrillers on Screen," a retrospective featuring films based on popular radio shows of the '30s and '40s, continues Sunday evening at the Billy Wilder Theater with two low-budget flicks inspired by "Inner Sanctum Mystery." The 1941-52 anthology series featured mystery, terror and suspense stories. Lon Chaney Jr. stars in both films — 1943's "Calling Dr. Death," in which he plays a neurologist who comes to after a blackout only to discover his wife has been killed, and 1945's "The Frozen Ghost," which finds Chaney as a remorseful stage mentalist. For more information, go to www.cinema.ucla.edu.

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