The Return Of Doctor X (1939)
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New york newspaper reporter Walter Barnett finds himself out of a job after he claims to have found actress Angela Merrova dead in her apartment - only the next day she showed up alive and threatened to sue the paper. Determined to investigate he discovers her involvement with a strange doctor who is an expert on human blood. Barnett then finds a connection to a series of gruesome murders where the victims were all found drained of blood.
HE ROSE FROM THE DEAD...TO HAUNT THE LIVING!!!
Also Known As:
The Return of Dr. X
Title: Return Of Doctor X, The
Release Date: November 23, 1939
Runtime: 62 mins
All Genres: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Colors: Black and White
IMDB Rating: 5.5
Brimstone Pit Rating: 6.5 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With R
MPAA Rating: Approved
Wayne Morris ...Walter 'Wichita' Garrett (onscreen credit reads...
Rosemary Lane ...Joan Vance
Humphrey Bogart ...Dr. Maurice Xavier, aka Marshall Quesne
Dennis Morgan ...Dr. Mike Rhodes
John Litel ...Dr. Francis Flegg
Lya Lys ...Angela Merrova
Huntz Hall ...Pinky
Charles C. Wilson ...Detective Roy Kincaid (as Charles Wilson)
Vera Lewis ...Miss Sweetman
Howard C. Hickman ...Chairman (scenes deleted) (as Howard Hickman)
Olin Howland ...Undertaker
Arthur Aylesworth ...Guide (scenes deleted)
Cliff Saum ...Detective Sgt. Moran
Creighton Hale ...Hotel Manager
John Ridgely ...Stanley Rodgers
Joseph Crehan ...Editor
Glenn Langan ...Interne
William Hopper ...Interne (as DeWolf Hopper)
Nat Carr ...Reporter
Loia Cheaney ...Nurse
Eddie Graham ...Hospital Attendant
John Harron ...Reporter
Mike Lally ...Taxi Driver
Frank Mayo ...Attorney
John 'Skins' Miller ...Newspaper Vendor
Jack Mower ...Policeman Guarding Rodgers' Room
Paul Panzer ...Hospital Attendant
Frank Pharr ...Andy, the Night Editor
Gwen Seager ...Miss Lawrence
Claude Wisberg ...Office Boy
» [more cast members]
Hal B. Wallis
Jack L. Warner
William J. Makin
More Movie Taglines:
- HE ROSE FROM THE DEAD...TO HAUNT THE LIVING!!!
- He lives to kill and kills to live!
- Detective Roy Kincaid: What is this Group 1, Group 4 business? Dr. Mike Rhodes: Well, you see, medical science has discovered that human blood is divided into four different groups, #1 being the most rare and #4 the most common,. We must see to it that certain of these types are not mixed in the transfusion. Detective Roy Kincaid: Then would you say that whoever came into Rodgers' room to kill him was looking for #1 blood? Dr. Mike Rhodes: It's possible. That's why I think the coronor made a mistakre in his report, so do you mind if I make a test of these stains for myself? Detective Roy Kincaid: No, go ahead,, Doc. 1,2,4,7,11 - it doesn't matter to me. All I know is this poor guy's number was up!
Walter 'Wichita' Garrett: Maybe she's not dead. Editor: If she's not dead, they're playing a dirty trick on her because they're taking her over to Bixby's Undertaking Parlor. [to both Rhodes and Garrett] Editor: Now get out of here both of you! Walter 'Wichita' Garrett: Yes, sir! Editor: [angrily] And don't come back! [they leave] Walter 'Wichita' Garrett: [to Rhodes] I won't believe she's dead 'til I see it with my own eyes. Even then I won't believe it!
Dr. Mike Rhodes: Thank you very much. Walter 'Wichita' Garrett: Well, I hope to see you again sometime. Undertaker: I'm sure you will! [Garrett does a reactive 'take.']
Dr. Francis Flegg: Interesting stuff, blood.
- Boris Karloff was to star as Dr. X.
Humphrey Bogart said of this film: "This is one of the pictures that made me march in to [Warner Bros. studio chief Jack L. Warner] and ask for more money again. You can't believe what this one was like. I had a part that somebody like Bela Lugosi or Boris Karloff should have played. I was this doctor, brought back to life, and the only thing that nourished this poor bastard was blood. If it had been Jack Warner's blood, or Harry's, or Pop's, maybe I wouldn't have minded as much. The trouble was, they were drinking mine and I was making this stinking movie."
When Walter 'Wichita' Garrett reviews the press clippings, two of them refer to "Eugene Xavier", the remainder refer to "Maurice Xavier."
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Rating: 6.5 out of 10.0 - 50 votes cast total
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