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
Noble-born cad Denis (Stapley) has been tricked into a forced stay at the eerie manor of the Sire de Maletroit (Laughton), an evil madman who can't get over the death of his beloved, twenty... See full summary »
A physician on death row for a mercy killing is allowed to experiment on a serum using a criminals' blood, but secretly tests it on himself. He gets a pardon, but finds out he's become a Jekyll-&-Hyde.
If the main title music sounds a bit inconsistent with the crime/thriller theme of this film it is because it was recycled from the outdoor drama "Stormy", a 1935 Universal picture which, coincidently, also starred Jean Rogers. See more »
I just got through watching NIGHT KEY over the weekend and remembered why Boris Karloff was one of the top actors during Hollywood's Golden Age. Not only could he do horror with one hand tied behind his back just to make it fair to other actors, he could do mainstream and action fare as well. NIGHT KEY can be seen today as an ancestor to all those high-tech epics that we've seen these days. It's time to scope out NIGHT KEY. It is included in a five-movie DVD collection, but worth the trouble. That's all.
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