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
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Because of the presence of Boris Karloff, and the slight science fiction (for the time) angle of the story, this minor film was included in Universal's Shock Theater package of 52 titles released to television in 1957, followed a year later by Son of Shock, adding 20 more features. From the late 1950s into the 70s, this film was widely shown on those television stations that were running the old Universal horror films. See more »
The Story 20 years ago Boris Karloff invented a security system which his then best friend stole the patient from him. 20 years later his best friend and Boris' crooked lawyer tricks Boris into signing a contract which assures that his new and better security system will never be used. Now, Boris has a second invention though that he is going to use to get revenge on his ex-best friend.
My Review Boris takes a break from horror and makes a very solid SCI-FI / crime drama. I enjoyed this film from the opening frames. It was a little bit of a light weight movie, but very enjoyable. Boris does a solid job as David Mallory. Jean Rogers is pleasing to the eyes as his daughter, Joan Mallory. Hobart Cavanaugh is a little campy but fun as the two-bit hood, Petty Louie.
The movie does a solid job getting you to care about David and Joan Mallory. It also does a good job building up suspense. The romance between Joan and Jim Travis (Warren Hull) is believable and nicely done.
My recommendation: We have a winner here. It is a nice, enjoyable light weight 1930's film.
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