Chaney plays a dual role in this picture, first that of a detective and then the deformed assistant to a famous jewel thief and killer, Lopez. Chaney as the detective, along with fellow dicks Cramen and Ahn, tracks down the thief in Singapore, where his next marks are Chaney's old
friend, Terry, and her uncle, Ince. Terry winds up getting kidnaped by Lopez so Chaney impersonates Lopez' assistant in a successful attempt to free her and bring down the international jewel thief. Newmeyer had been a top director during the silent era, but he experienced two decades of failure
in talkies. SCREAM IN THE NIGHT was his unsuccessful attempt at a comeback. This film also pre...