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The Mad Doctor of Market Street (1942)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Horror | 27 February 1942 (USA)
A mad scientist is forced to leave San Francisco when his experiments become known. He lands on a tropical island, takes control and terrorizes the local populace. The survivor of a ... See full summary »

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A mad scientist is forced to leave San Francisco when his experiments become known. He lands on a tropical island, takes control and terrorizes the local populace. The survivor of a shipwreck washes ashore on the island, sees what is happening and determines to free the natives from his rule. Written by Anonymous

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Genius -- or fiend?

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Comedy | Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi

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27 February 1942 (USA)  »

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El médico loco  »

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Second-billed Lionel Atwill stars as Dr.Ralph Benson, but is listed in the end credits only under his alias, "Graham." See more »

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Atwill is the "god of life"
3 March 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Mad scientist Lionel Atwill is at it again. This time he's run out of San Francisco for performing experiments that involve killing people so he can bring them back to life. He eventually makes his way to a tropical island where he uses his scientific abilities to fool the natives into thinking he has the power of resurrection. Minor Universal horror film is still enjoyable. Lionel Atwill is great as always. He's got some nice support from the likes of Noble Johnson, Claire Dodd, and John Eldredge. Nat Pendleton and cutie Una Merkel provide the comic relief. It's not a classic but any movie where Atwill plays a villain, especially a mad scientist, is worth checking out.


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