6.0/10
130
10 user 5 critic

The Drums of Jeopardy (1931)

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

Director:

Writers:

(story), (continuity and dialogue)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A beautiful showgirl, name "the Canary" is a scheming nightclub singer. Blackmailing is her game and with that she ends up dead. But who killed "the Canary". All the suspects knew and were ... See full summary »

Directors: Malcolm St. Clair, Frank Tuttle
Stars: William Powell, Jean Arthur, James Hall
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A soldier runs away rather than receive the Medal of Honor, so his buddy gets permission to investigate, and love and death soon follow.

Director: John Cromwell
Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Lizabeth Scott, Morris Carnovsky
War | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

British flying aces in World War I contend with the harsh realities of war.

Director: Edmund Goulding
Stars: Errol Flynn, Basil Rathbone, David Niven
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

During the Boxer Rebellion in China during the early 20th century, in which a Chinese secret society attacked all westerners and anyone who associated with them, Dr. Fu Manchu's wife and ... See full summary »

Director: Rowland V. Lee
Stars: Warner Oland, Neil Hamilton, Jean Arthur
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A woman and her lover are tortured and killed by her sadistic husband. The pair return from the grave to seek vengeance.

Director: Mario Caiano
Stars: Barbara Steele, Paul Muller, Helga Liné
Certificate: Passed Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The unsolved murder of a Hollywood actor several years earlier and an enigmatic psychic are the keys to help Charlie solve the Honolulu stabbing death of a beautiful actress.

Director: Hamilton MacFadden
Stars: Warner Oland, Sally Eilers, Bela Lugosi
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Relatives of an eccentric millionaire gather in his spooky mansion on the 20th anniversary of his death for the reading of his will.

Director: Paul Leni
Stars: Laura La Plante, Creighton Hale, Forrest Stanley
The Ape Man (1943)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A crazed scientist accidentally turns himself into a half ape, half human creature, and scrambles to find a cure.

Director: William Beaudine
Stars: Bela Lugosi, Louise Currie, Wallace Ford
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
...
...
Hale Hamilton ...
...
Prince Gregor Petroff
...
General Petroff
...
Anya Karlov
...
Peter
Ernest Hilliard ...
Prince Ivan Petroff
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

remake | based on novel | See All (2) »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Horror

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 March 1931 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mark of Terror  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Photophone Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Mad scientist Waner Oland's character's name, Dr. Boris Karlov, was decided upon before the general public became aware of the name of the actor who played Frankenstein Monster. Karloff went on to become the ultimate mad scientist in many subsequent films. See more »

Quotes

Abbie Krantz: Dead or alive, Kitty Conover, you oughtn't have a man in your room at this hour of the night.
See more »

Connections

Remake of The Drums of Jeopardy (1923) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Warner Oland plays Boris Karlov
5 June 2004 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

Since I don't know when this movie was made one can simply assume the name of the character that Warner "Charlie Chan" Oland plays was chosen simply by chance, but its true he does play Boris Karloff, er... Karlov.

The plot of this movie has Oland getting revenge one of the Russian Royal families for the death of his daughter. It seems that his daughter was in the Royal Ballet and was the lover of one of the princes who sent her away causing her to attempt suicide. Oland finds a piece of the crown jewels, a necklace called the Drums of Jeopardy, in her possession. In her weakened state she runs to warn her lover only to die in his arms moments before her father arrives and attempts to wipe out the family. He's sent to the gulag vowing revenge. Years later, after the family has been displaced by the revolution, they head to America where Oland begins sending drums from the necklace to the family members before killing them.(Legend says, if some one gets one of the separated drums, they will die with in 24 hours)

This is a great movie that is hampered by the fact that it now seems rather static.Its one of the movies from the early days of sound films, when there would be little music and long moments of silence that played fine then, but now seem to slow things down to a crawl. The first half of this film is dynamite and moves like the wind as we go from Russia to New York and out to the country in a breezy 30 or thirty five minutes. There's lots of action and complications. The trouble comes in the second half where the movie is locked in the country house and its surrounding area as the surviving members of the royal family wait for Oland's attack. Its not bad its just too slow compared to the first half.

I give it 7 out of ten over all, the first half scoring 9 and the second a 5, purely because it seems so slow after the first half.


6 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?