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The Return of Doctor X
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Director:
Writers:
Lee Katz (screen play)
William J. Makin (from a story by)
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Release Date:
2 December 1939 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
HE ROSE FROM THE DEAD...TO HAUNT THE LIVING!!! See more »
Plot:
A hotshot reporter and a young doctor team up to investigate a series of grisly murders and a mysterious sample of synthetic blood. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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User Reviews:
It's OK, But Not Much Of A 'Horror'' Film See more (37 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Humphrey Bogart ... Marshall Quesne
Rosemary Lane ... Joan Vance

Wayne Morris ... Walter Garrett
Dennis Morgan ... Michael Rhodes

John Litel ... Dr. Francis Flegg
Lya Lys ... Angela Merrova
Huntz Hall ... Pinky
Charles C. Wilson ... Detective Roy Kincaid (as Charles Wilson)
Vera Lewis ... Miss Sweetman
Howard C. Hickman ... Chairman (scenes deleted) (as Howard Hickman)
Olin Howland ... Undertaker
Arthur Aylesworth ... Guide (scenes deleted)
Cliff Saum ... Detective Sergeant Moran
Creighton Hale ... Hotel Manager
John Ridgely ... Rodgers
Joseph Crehan ... Editor
Glenn Langan ... Interne

William Hopper ... Interne (as DeWolf Hopper)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nat Carr ... Reporter (uncredited)
Loia Cheaney ... Nurse (uncredited)
Eddie Graham ... Hospital Attendant (uncredited)
John Harron ... Reporter (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Frank Mayo ... Attorney (uncredited)
John 'Skins' Miller ... Newspaper Vendor (uncredited)
Jack Mower ... Policeman Guarding Rodgers' Room (uncredited)
Paul Panzer ... Hospital Attendant (uncredited)
Frank Pharr ... Andy - the Night Editor (uncredited)
Gwen Seager ... Miss Lawrence (uncredited)
Claude Wisberg ... Office Boy (uncredited)

Ian Wolfe ... Cemetery Caretaker (uncredited)
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Directed by
Vincent Sherman 
 
Writing credits
Lee Katz (screen play)

William J. Makin (from a story by)

Produced by
Bryan Foy .... associate producer (uncredited)
Hal B. Wallis .... executive producer (uncredited)
Jack L. Warner .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Bernhard Kaun (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Sidney Hickox  (as Sid Hickox)
 
Film Editing by
Thomas Pratt (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
Esdras Hartley 
 
Costume Design by
Milo Anderson (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Perc Westmore .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Louis Baum .... unit manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Maybery .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Charles Lang .... sound
 
Stunts
Buster Wiles .... stunt double: Humphrey Bogart (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Bernhard Kaun .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
John Langan .... dialogue director
Leo Morton Schulman .... technical advisor (as Dr. Leo Schulman)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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  • Warner Bros. (presents) (as Warner Bros. Pictures Inc.) (A First National Picture)
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Runtime:
62 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Sweden:15 | UK:H | USA:Approved (PCA #5541)

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Trivia:
When Walter 'Wichita' Garrett reviews the press clippings, two of them refer to "Eugene Xavier", the remainder refer to "Maurice Xavier."See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Wayne Morris discovers the murdered woman the telephone is on the floor with the handset off the cradle. In the next scene he picks up the same telephone to call the police. It is now on the table instead of the floor.See more »
Quotes:
Dr. Francis Flegg:Interesting stuff, blood.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Frankenstein (1931)See more »

FAQ

What does this movie have to do with "Doctor X" (1932)?
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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
It's OK, But Not Much Of A 'Horror'' Film, 27 October 2006
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

As others have pointed out, this really isn't a sequel to the 1932 film "Doctor X." Too bad....it might have been better had it been. Not that this is bad; it isn't, but isn't anything to write home about, either. Thanfully, it's only 62 minutes. Had this been 20 minutes longer, it would have been a yawner.

First, for a "horror" picture, this isn't much horror. Actually there is no horror, nothing in here that is going to frighten the most timid of souls. The only strange- looking person is Humphrey Bogart and all classic film buffs will do is laugh when they see "Bogie" in here. With a plastic-looking face and some weird hair coloring, you want to laugh out loud when you first see him.

Wayne Morris and Dennis Morgan are the real stars of the film. They are in almost every scene, with Morris as reporter "Walter 'Wichita' Garrett" and Morgan as "Dr. Mike Rhodes." John Litel plays a Dr. Frankenstein-type character in "Dr. Flegg," a key member of this cast.

This movie is almost all talk until the 59-minute mark when "Dr. X" makes a run for it and gets involved in gunfire. Yet, it's never boring, either. The scenes move quickly from place to place and plays more like a crime film than anything else. Typical of early '30s crime movies, we get some corny humor from one of the characters, in this case from Morris.

Kudos to the Hollywood Legends Of Horror series to make this DVD transfer so nice looking. It's part of an attractive package of 1930s horror films.

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