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 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 »


Roger Clifford: He's here at my invitation and he'll go at mine.
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Bad Karloff film is worth seeing for his fans only because of some atypical acting choices by
15 July 2006 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

One of Boris Karloff's real clinkers. Essentially the dying Karloff (looking about 120 years older than he was)is a scientist in need of cash to finish his experiments before he dies. Moving from Morocco where his funding is taken over by someone else he goes to the South of France where he works a s physician while trying to scrap enough money to prove his theories. Desperate for money he makes a deal with the young rich wife of a cotton baron who is dying. She will fund him if he helps her poison the husband so she can take his money and carry on with a gigolo (who I think is married). If you think I got that from watching the movie you're wrong, I had to read what other people posted to figure out happened. Why? because this movie had me lost from two minutes in.I had no idea what was going on with its numerous characters and multiple converging plot lines. Little is spelled out and much isn't said until towards the end by which time I really didn't care. Its a dull mess of interest purely for Karloff's performance which is rather odd at times. To be honest this is the only time I've ever seen him venture into Bela Lugosi bizarre territory. Its not every scene but a few and makes me wonder how much they hung out.

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