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Juggernaut (1936)

 -  Mystery  -  30 April 1937 (USA)
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An evil doctor and the greedy wife of a rich man plot to poison him so they can get their hands on his money.

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Doctor Sartorius
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Arthur Margetson ...
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Yvonne Clifford
Anthony Ireland ...
Capt. Arthur Halliday (as Antony Ireland)
Morton Selten ...
Sir Charles Clifford (as Morton Setten)
Nina Boucicault ...
Mary Clifford (as Mina Boucicault)
Gibb McLaughlin ...
Jacques
J.H. Roberts ...
Chalmers (as H.H. Roberts)
Victor Rietti ...
Doctor Bousquet (as V. Rietti)
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Dr. Victor Sartorius, a dedicated but dying medical researcher working in Morocco, becomes frustrated when his funding is cut off and his experiments ended. He is approached by Lady Yvonne Clifford, the young and beautiful wife of wealthy but aging aristocrat Sir Charles Clifford. She has been carrying on an affair with a gold-digging army captain and offers Sartorius the 20,000 pounds he needs to continue his research if he will become her husband's personal physician and covertly murder him. When Sir Charles' son Roger enters the picture, it is clear that he is marked for death too. Only Sartorius' altruistic nurse Joan stands in the way. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Boris Karloff's third feature in Britain, filmed April 25-June 6 1936, quickly following "The Man Who Changed His Mind." He returned to Hollywood to shoot "Charlie Chan at the Opera." See more »

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Dr. Victor Sartorius: Everything I've lived for is within my grasp, and I'm not going to have it snatched away from me now.
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Waiting For The Old Coot To Croak
11 February 2012 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Boris Karloff is cast once again as a man of science in the British independent film Juggernaut released here by the short lived Grand National studio. Science might be Boris's game, but he's not mad just led terribly astray.

It's his research and his own mortality that Karloff is worried about, that he might die before finding a cure for some tropical diseases. He's been cut off from research funds and left at sea.

Enter Mona Goya, trophy wife of rich old Morton Selten who is not in good health, but not dying fast enough to suit Mona. She's already got Anthony Ireland in tow ready to share in the fortune when the old coot croaks. But Selten isn't croaking fast enough to suit her.

Enter Karloff who needs money for his research and do I have to go into the rest of it for you? The whole thing ends in one sudden melodramatic climax as if the rest of the film wasn't melodramatic enough.

What is good about Juggernaut that without his usual makeup and sinister science as part of the plot, Karloff does do a very good job as a man who succumbs to evil so he can put a coda of good on his life. But the whole film is really rather far fetched and could have used better writing and production values.


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