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Doctor X (1932)

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A wisecracking New York reporter intrudes on a research scientist's quest to unmask The Moon Killer.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Dr. Jerry Xavier
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Joanne Xavier
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Lee Taylor
Preston Foster ...
Dr. Wells
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Dr. Haines
Harry Beresford ...
Dr. Duke
Arthur Edmund Carewe ...
Dr. Rowitz
Leila Bennett ...
Mamie
Robert Warwick ...
Police Commissioner Stevens
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Otto
Willard Robertson ...
Detective O'Halloran
Thomas E. Jackson ...
Daily World Editor (as Thomas Jackson)
Harry Holman ...
Mike - Waterfront Policeman
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Cathouse Madame
Tom Dugan ...
Sheriff
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Storyline

A monster lurks as New York newspaperman Lee Taylor investigates one of the "Moon Killer" murders, in which the victims are strangled, cannibalized and surgically incised under the light of the full moon. The trail leads to the cliffside mansion of Dr. Xavier, where the doctor and his colleagues conduct a strange experiment. Written by Diana Hamilton <hamilton@gl.umbc.edu>

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Out-Thrills Them All!


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27 August 1932 (USA)  »

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O Monstro  »

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(2-strip Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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For a time Warner Brothers did not have a print of the original Technicolor version and it was assumed to be lost. The Technicolor version was finally discovered and restored by the UCLA Archives. See more »

Goofs

As Dr. Xavier displays the wax figures of the murder victims, on the first figure, that of the "woman of the streets", the left hand can be seen trembling slightly. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Haines, Academy of Surgical Research: Were the murdered women... attacked?
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Agitato
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Music by Bernhard Kaun
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One of my Top Two Favs
24 May 1999 | by (S. Bound Brook, NJ) – See all my reviews

As a collector of old mystery-horror-comedy films (over 700 in my collection!), "Dr. X" (& "Night Monster") rank as my Top Two Films of All-Time! And, that's quite a statement!

Why? The marvellously spooky sets by Anton Grot, the superstitious antics of the maid, plus the ad-libbing of Lee Tracey make this film a gem! The entire film is extremely "atmospheric" and the effects of the "monster" shadows on the walls, clutching hands, wind (machines!), and all the rest really add to it!

Sometimes I watch this film just to observe the SETS!

(If you see it, watch the scene where Lee Tracey is trying to get into the house on Blackstone Shoals....the "wind" is howling like crazy, but not many of the trees are moving! I LOVE it!)

If possible, try to watch this film in the original tri-color technicolor version, as it's a lot better!

A wonderfully creepy film!


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