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Juggernaut (1936)

Approved  |   |  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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Cast overview:
Joan Wyndham ...
Eve Rowe
Arthur Margetson ...
Mona Goya ...
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 ...
J.H. Roberts ...
Chalmers (as H.H. Roberts)
Victor Rietti ...
Doctor Bousquet (as V. Rietti)


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

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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 »


Dr. Victor Sartorius: [after hiring Joan Wyndham as his nurse] My man will show you out. He's listening at the door.
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One of the Few Bad Karloff Movies
4 March 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Dry, dull British mystery film that is probably Boris Karloff's worst film from the 1930s. The story is about a doctor named Sartorius (Karloff), who is enticed by a woman (Mona Goya) to kill her older ailing husband. When I say this is Karloff's worst from the '30s, I should stress it isn't his fault. He's perfectly fine in his role. The problems are that the movie is lacking in any atmosphere or suspense and the performance of Mona Goya is awful. She overacts so much it's distracting. Her terrible acting could have some camp value if the movie didn't take itself so seriously. It's all so tedious. Karloff's good but can't keep this one afloat.

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