Mike Morgan creates the illusions that magicians use in their shows. While his business is Miracles for Sale, his hobby is exposing fake spiritualists. At the club, he is invited to attend ... See full summary »
Englishmen race to find the tomb of Genghis Khan. They have to get there fast, as the evil genius Dr. Fu Manchu is also searching, and if he gets the mysteriously powerful relics, he and ... See full summary »
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Paul Lavond was a respected banker in Paris when he was framed for robbery and murder by crooked associates and sent to prison. Years later, he escapes with a friend, a scientist who was working on a method to reduce humans to a height of mere inches (all for the good of humanity, of course). Lavond however is consumed with hatred for the men who betrayed him, and takes the scientist's methods back to Paris to exact painful revenge. Written by
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This film had its first television showing in Los Angeles Friday 14 December 1956 on KTTV (Channel 2), followed by New York City Monday 28 January 1957 on WCBS (Channel 2), and Philadelphia Tuesday 2 April 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6); in San Francisco it was first telecast 13 January 1958 on KGO (Channel 7). See more »
The shrunken animals do not cast shadows when they move. This is obvious with the dogs on the lab table and the horse galloping on Radin's desk. See more »
Lavond (as Madame Mandelip):
I may not look it, madame, but I was once a very successful banker. Three men - my partners - lied and tricked me into prison. Well, three lives are going to pay for it.
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Genuinely Scary, Though It Veers Into Stella Dallas Territory
This could as easily have been given the name of Browning's previous movie: "Freaks."
Lionel Barrymore demonstrates more range than we're accustomed to, playing an escaped convict and, much of the time, a sweet old lady.
Ottiano is scary as the widow of his jail buddy, who has the patent on making live people into dolls.
The print shown this week on Turner Classics is beautiful but seems to have gaps in its continuity, as if all that survives may be something cut up for commercials in the days when local stations showed old movies.
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