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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:
a rare gem of a b movie 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)

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


Production Companies
  • 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:
Although Wayne Morris is billed as "Walter Barnett," he is called "Walter Garrett" in the film.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Bogart abducts Rosemary Lane they leave in a light colored, late '30's cab. As the police pursue them it changes to a black, vintage car. When they arrive at the hide-out in the woods its a newer light colored cab again.See more »
Quotes:
Dr. Mike Rhodes:Thank you very much.
Walter 'Wichita' Garrett:Well, I hope to see you again sometime.
Undertaker:I'm sure you will!
[Garrett does a reactive 'take.']
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Movie Connections:
References Frankenstein (1931)See more »

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
a rare gem of a b movie, 27 January 2010
Author: johnc2141 from United States

i am a huge fan of b movies,especially when they have good actors in them.i am also a fan of the old warner brothers gangster movies with James Cagney,Humphrey Bogart,and George Raft.well return of Dr x is the only horror film that Humphrey Bogart ever made.there's a rumor that he was being punished by warner brothers to do this movie.that might be.but i think it was one of his better movies,Bogart plays a zombie like creature named Dr Kane who must kill to get blood,now it sounds like a vampire.well Kane was brought back to life by another Dr after he was executed in the electric chair for being a child murderer.sort of like an early version of Freddy Krueger.the title is very misleading,it is not a sequel to 1932s Dr x.the early two tone color horror starring;Lionel Atwill,and Fay Wray.it is a very interesting rare gem of a b movie that could've starred Boris Karloff who I'm sure was intended for the role.but to see Humphrey Bogart as a zombie vampire walking dead guy its unusual to say the least.i was impressed with return of Dr x.

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