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
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Out-Thrills Them All!
Did You Know?
Contrary to Technicolor's edict, Warners shot a black-and-white version of "Doctor X." At least two scenes in the black-and-white version use different takes than the color one: the scene with Lee Tracy and Mae Busch in the house of prostitution scene and the sequence with Tracy in the skeleton room. See more
In the opening scene of the film, Lee Tracy is shown strolling along the New York docks in search of news, when a body arrives at the Mott Street Morgue across the street. In reality, Mott Street, located in New York's old Chinatown district, is fairly well landlocked and nowhere near the either waterfront or dock areas. See more
Dr. Haines, Academy of Surgical Research
Professor, since we retired this body has been... It has been...
Dr. Jerry Xavier
I know, but I don't want her to know.
Prelude in C Sharp Minor, Op.3 No.2
Music by Sergei Rachmaninoff
Played on piano by an unidentified man at the Madame's house See more