In the 15th century Richard Duke of Gloucester, aided by his club-footed executioner Mord, eliminates those ahead of him in succession to the throne, then occupied by his brother King ... See full summary »
Rowland V. Lee
Noble-born cad Denis (Stapley) has been tricked into a forced stay at the eerie manor of the Sire de Maletroit (Laughton), an evil madman who can't get over the death of his beloved, twenty... See full summary »
The movie was made because although the new owners of Universal Studios in 1936 were convinced that the horror genre was commercially dead, they inherited a contract stipulating Boris Karloff's participation in one more film. Carl Laemmle Jr. had signed him to this contract after the success of Frankenstein (1931), so, not knowing what other genre to put him in, they commissioned a story that would give him a suitable role but stipulated it would not be a horror film. See more »
Actor Lloyd Corrigan took a turn directing this little-seen but fun thriller that casts Boris Karloff as elderly inventor David Mallory, who has created a new state-of-the-art burglar alarm that former rival Steven Ranger(played by Samuel Hinds) has bought, but maliciously refuses to put on the market, ruining Mallory because he had married a woman that Ranger had loved. Furious, Mallory plans revenge by preventing the alarms going off in Ranger's stores during minor thefts, but this brings on the unwanted attention of gangsters, who kidnap Mallory's daughter Joan(played by Jean Rogers) to force him to work for them. Pretty good film has a sympathetic performance by Karloff and a good pace, with imaginative story. Deserves to be better known.
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