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The Drums of Jeopardy (1931)

 |  Drama, Horror  |  2 March 1931 (USA)
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A mad doctor is determined to take revenge on the family he believes is responsible for his daughter's death.



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A mad doctor is determined to take revenge on the family he believes is responsible for his daughter's death.

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2 March 1931 (USA)  »

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Mark of Terror  »

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Classic early 30s movie
13 February 2005 | by (Mansfield, CT USA) – See all my reviews

Warner Oland stars as Dr Boris Karloff, a man out to avenge his daughter's suicide by killing off a Russian noble family that he holds responsible for her death. Warner Oland soon after this movie became famous in his portrayal of Charlie Chan in a series of movies about a famous Chinese detective and the mysteries he solves. Clara Blandick, the future Auntie Em in the Wizard of Oz plays a great character in a supporting role and is excellent in bringing comic relief to this little known drama from 1931. I saw this movie on a DVD by Alpha video. The film does have some scratches and the sound has some problems during the opening credits. It's a short movie at 66 minutes but seems to be right for the pace of the movie. The Drums of Jeopardy is a decent movie. I would call it a murder drama. It's definitely dated though. You can sure tell you're in the 30s both by the dialogue, and situations. You really have to be a fan of older movies to get the most out of this film.

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