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The Drums of Jeopardy (1931)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Horror | 2 March 1931 (USA)
A mad doctor is determined to take revenge on the family he believes is responsible for his daughter's death.

Director:

George B. Seitz

Writers:

Harold McGrath (story), Florence Ryerson (continuity and dialogue)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Warner Oland ... Dr. Boris Karlov
June Collyer ... Kitty Conover
Lloyd Hughes ... Prince Nicholas Petroff
Clara Blandick ... Abbie Krantz
Hale Hamilton ... Martin Kent
Wallace MacDonald ... Prince Gregor Petroff
George Fawcett ... General Petroff
Florence Lake ... Anya Karlov
Mischa Auer ... Peter
Ernest Hilliard Ernest Hilliard ... Prince Ivan Petroff
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A mad doctor is determined to take revenge on the family he believes is responsible for his daughter's death.

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remake | based on novel | See All (2) »

Taglines:

AN OMEN OF DEATH...Every victim receives a warning before the mad scientist strikes (Print Ad- Albany Times-Union, ((Albany, NY)) 13 April 1931)

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mark of Terror See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Tiffany Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Mad scientist Waner Oland's character's name, Dr. Boris Karlov, was decided upon before the general public became aware of the name of the actor who played Frankenstein Monster. Karloff went on to become the ultimate mad scientist in many subsequent films. See more »

Quotes

Abbie Krantz: Dead or alive, Kitty Conover, you oughtn't have a man in your room at this hour of the night.
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Creaky Fun
17 May 2013 | by nylaandrewSee all my reviews

Totally implausible/ridiculous but good fun. A pre-Charlie Chan Warner Oland, a Swede, is Russian this time. He's bent on revenge and hams it up all the way.

Neither Oland or the other Russian characters utter a word of Russian. The fleeing royals reach New York and bump into an ingenue and her peppery aunt who, of course, shelter the strangers in their country house. Wouldn't you?

The lights go out more than once. The phone is dead. A claw-like hand jumps out of the curtain to grab the girl. Stuff used a thousand times. The plot creaks and the print used for the DVD is battered, but you could do worse for an early talkie.

Mischa Auer lurks around in a pre-screwball role.


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