The Karloff film that almost didn't get made!
Movie Lover: Martin Grams
Author of Inner Sanctum Mysteries
-- May, 16, 2005
Production began April 25, 1936, and did not get completed till June. The filming of this movie was spuratic, sort of an on-again, off-again problem that Grand National Pictures once considered the possibility of preventing it's release, but the mere fact that they had Boris Karloff star in the picture while he was in England temporarily was the main reason they forked up the budget and effort to produce this mild horror picture. It was released on September 18, 1936 in England and Dr. Sartorious (Karloff) took center stage. The film, like the Monogram and Columbia Pictures with Karloff in the lead, has him playing a scientist resorting to murder to keep his experiments from being halted. If you like Karloff movies, or THE GHOUL, this is a great little British film.
Movie Lover: DAVID PYKE
Norwich, England UK
-- January, 24, 2005
karloff is his usual excellent self in a creepy tale of muder in the south of france. the only let down is that the last scene has several minutes of crucial dialogue missing, which renders the final moments a little baffling. all in all, however, an enjoyable little film.