The Devil's Mask

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The Devil's Mask
File:"The Devil's Mask" (1946).jpg
Directed by Henry Levin
Produced by Wallace MacDonald
Written by Charles O'Neal
Dwight V. Babcock
Based on I Love a Mystery
1939-52 radio series 
by Carlton E. Morse
Starring Anita Louise
Jim Bannon
Michael Duane
Mona Barrie
Narrated by Frank Martin
Music by George Duning
Irving Gertz
Cinematography Henry Freulich
Edited by Jerome Thoms
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release dates
May 23, 1946
Running time
65 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Devil's Mask is a 1946 American crime film directed by Henry Levin and starring Anita Louise, Jim Bannon and Michael Duane. The film was the second of three B pictures based on the popular radio series I Love a Mystery.[1] As well as its crime theme, the film also incorporates elements of horror.[2]


Two private detectives are asked to meet a woman in a museum who claims she fears that she is about to be murdered by her stepdaughter. The case proves to be linked to a shrunken head recently sent to the museum, a recent plane crash and a scientist whose expedition to South America has disappeared.


Critical reception

TV Guide called it an "enjoyable programmer." [3]


  1. Sterling & O'Dell p.373-74
  2. Bansak p.367
  3. "The Devil's Mask".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>


  • Bansak, Edmund G. Fearing the Dark: The Val Lewton Career. McFarland, 2003.
  • Sterling, Christopher H. & O'Dell, Cary. The Concise Encyclopedia of American Radio. Routledge, 2011.

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