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(The Return of Doctor X)

1939, regia di Vincent Sherman


Scheda: Nazione: USA - Produzione: First National Pictures Inc., Warner Bros. - Distribuzione: Fang Video, Warner Bros. - Soggetto: tratto dal racconto The Doctor's Secret di William J. Makin - Sceneggiatura: Lee Katz - Fotografia: Sidney Hickox - Montaggio: Thomas Pratt - Scenografie: Esdras Hartley - Costumi: Milo Anderson - Musiche: Bernhard Kaun - Formato: B.N. - Durata: 62'.

Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Wayne Morris, Rosemary Lane, Dennis Morgan, John Litel, Lya Lys, Huntz Hall, Charles C. Wilson, Vera Lewis, Howard C. Hickman, Olin Howlin, Arthur Aylesworth, Cliff Saum, Creighton Hale, John Ridgely, Joseph Crehan, Glenn Langan, William Hopper.



Trama e commenti: - - - «Unico horror interpretato dal mitico Bogart. Egli interpreta il granitico, inespressivo, Marshall Queesne, un uomo tramutato in vampiro per colpa di alcune trasfusioni di sangue, praticate dal laido Dr. Flegg. Nulla a che fare col Doctor X (1932), questo film segnò il ritorno al genere per la Warner Bros. Originariamente doveva essere intepretato da Boris Karloff e da Claude Rains».

Plot Summary, Synopsis, Review: IMDb - - - - «U Humphrey Bogart makes his first and last appearance in a horror movie in this film. Though the title implies that it is a sequel to the classic 1932 chiller Dr. X it is not. The terror begins when an eager-beaver reporter stumbles across the corpse of a popular actress who turns up, after much media hoopla, not to be dead at all. At least she seems to be alive on a surface level and is eager to sue the reporter's paper. The reporter can't help but notice that here skin is unnaturally pale and that she keeps her face concealed beneath a long-black veil. Suspecting that evil is afoot, he--who by now is unemployed--launches a private investigation to prove that she really was the corpse he saw. His search leads him into the terrifying world of a psycho blood doctor, and into a series of unsolved murders in which all the victims were found with no blood in their veins. Ultimately, the reporter finds himself face-to-face with the nefarious Dr. Maurice Xavier (Bogart), a man executed several years ago for murdering patients while performing Frankensteinian experiments» (Sandra Brennan).

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Conosciuto anche con i titoli: El Regreso del Doctor X; Die Rückkehr des Dr. X; A Volta do Doutor X; Das Zweite Leben des Dr. X.




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