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The Wacky World of Dr. Morgus

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The irrepressible Dr. Momus Alexander Morgus returns to the big screen. The cryptically benign scientific genius debuted in 1959 as a local character whose TV spots bookended nationally televised horror films. He became so popular that various incarnations of the show aired through the late 1980s. The interminable inventor toiled in his lab above the "Old City Ice House" along with his hulking but mute assistant Chopsley, and one contraption after another blew up in his face. Creator Sid Noel starred in the feature film The Wacky World of Dr. Morgus (1962), and most of the film prints were lost after Hurricane Katrina. The upcoming DVD release (www.morgusmovie.com) is derived from a high-definition transfer from the Library of Congress' print. This two-week run at Chalmette Movies is the film's first screening in more than two decades. Producer R.J. Sevin will answer questions following the Friday and Saturday screenings. — Will Coviello

Thru Nov. 4

The Wacky World of Dr. Morgus

3:30 p.m. & 9 p.m. Fri.-Thu.; through Nov. 4

Chalmette Movies, 8700 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, 304-9992; www.chalmettemovies.com

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