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Watching 1939: The Return of Doctor X (1939)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Oct 31, 2019

In 2011, I announced I was trying to see every film released in 1939. This new series chronicles films released in 1939 as I watch them. As we start out this blog feature, this section may become more concrete as I search for a common thread that runs throughout each film of the year. Right now, th read more

Pre-Code Corner: Doctor X and Mystery of the Wax Museum

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Kim Luperi on Mar 3, 2018

Warner Brothers Horror, In Living (Two) Color: Doctor X and Mystery of the Wax Museum As part of their career retrospective Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film, the UCLA Film and Television Archive recently screened a superb pre-Code triple feature: Doctor X (1932), Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933), and read more

Doctor X: Colorful and Funky as Ever

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Jan 8, 2018

The "Moon Killer." A recent viewing of Doctor X reconfirmed that this 1932 horror classic has lost none of its quirkiness. Indeed, with a moonlight killer, a medical academy perched atop a cliff, and "synthetic flesh", it remains a unique viewing experience. And, as if that weren't enough, it' read more

Doctor X: Colorful and Funky as Ever

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Jan 8, 2018

The "Moon Killer." A recent viewing of Doctor X reconfirmed that this 1932 horror classic has lost none of its quirkiness. Indeed, with a moonlight killer, a medical academy perched atop a cliff, and "synthetic flesh", it remains a unique viewing experience. And, as if that weren't enough, it' read more

The Bogart Film Affair Podcast Ep 2 – The Return of Doctor X!

The Bogie Film Blog Posted by Bogart Fan on Nov 15, 2014

This week on The Bogart Film Affair podcast, we dive into one of my greatest finds while doing the blog – 1939′s The Return of Doctor X! It’s Wayne Morris, Rosemary Lane, Dennis Morgan, John Litel, and, of course, Humphrey Bogart as an undead mad scientist, under the direction of read more

Classic Films in Focus: THE RETURN OF DOCTOR X (1939)

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on May 7, 2014

Before The Maltese Falcon (1941) and Casablanca (1942) made him a certified leading man, Humphrey Bogart often played heavies, but The Return of Doctor X (1939) takes him into even stranger territory as a villain who also happens to be one of the undead. This otherwise routine horror programmer dire read more

Classic Films in Focus: THE RETURN OF DOCTOR X (1939)

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on May 7, 2014

Before The Maltese Falcon (1941) and Casablanca (1942) made him a certified leading man, Humphrey Bogart often played heavies, but The Return of Doctor X (1939) takes him into even stranger territory as a villain who also happens to be one of the undead. This otherwise routine horror programmer dire read more

Classic Films in Focus: THE RETURN OF DOCTOR X (1939)

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on May 7, 2014

Before The Maltese Falcon (1941) and Casablanca (1942) made him a certified leading man, Humphrey Bogart often played heavies, but The Return of Doctor X (1939) takes him into even stranger territory as a villain who also happens to be one of the undead. This otherwise routine horror programmer dire read more

Journalism in Classic Film Blogathon: Doctor X (1932) and The Return of Doctor X (1939)

The Movie Rat Posted by Bernardo Villela on Sep 22, 2013

Introduction Firstly, I’m glad to be contributing to Comet Over Hollywood and Lindsay’s Movie Musings blogathon. Secondly, I have to say that there are two very distinctive reasons why I chose these films for analysis: one, I am currently ensconced in my 61 Days of Halloween theme so any read more

After the Silents: The Return of Doctor X (1939)

Movies Silently Posted by Movies, Silently on Jul 24, 2013

This is wonderfully entertaining film for all the wrong reasons. Here is what we are in for: Humphrey Bogart plays a zombie doctor who must steal the blood of the living so that he (and his white rabbit!) can survive. Also, he has wire spectacles and a skunk stripe in his hair. Isn’t it wonde read more

After the Silents: Doctor X (1932)

Movies Silently Posted by Movies, Silently on Jul 15, 2013

Let’s dust off a pre-Code mad scientist picture. And, as an added bonus, let’s choose one filmed in two strip Technicolor (no yellow!) and directed by Michael Curtiz, of Robin Hood, Casablanca and Mildred Pierce fame. Even better, let’s choose one that has horror veteran Lionel A read more

Review: Doctor X (1932)

Pretty Clever Films Posted by Brandy Dean on Jun 10, 2013

In Doctor X, Newspaper man Lee Taylor (Lee Tracy) dogs the New York City police as they investigate the “Moon Killer Murders,” a spate of serial killings that leave victims stabbed with a scalpel and cannibalized. When police determine that the scalpel could only have come from the inst read more

The Return of Doctor X – 1939

The Bogie Film Blog Posted by Bogart Fan on Jun 4, 2013

My Rating —A Campy Blast— Bogie Film Fix:   (Un-ratable – an honorary 3 Undead Doctors!) Director:  Vincent Sherman The Lowdown When reporter Walter Garrett (Wayne Morris) stumbles across the body of a murdered actress and calls the police, he soon finds himself in hot water after read more

Classic Films in Focus: DOCTOR X (1932)

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on May 31, 2013

As wild as its plot and characters are, Doctor X (1932) is quite a thrill for fans of classic horror and the old dark house genre, especially those who can’t resist a mad scientist type. Directed by Michael Curtiz in the earlier years of his Hollywood career, the film makes use of both laughs read more

Classic Films in Focus: DOCTOR X (1932)

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on May 31, 2013

As wild as its plot and characters are, Doctor X (1932) is quite a thrill for fans of classic horror and the old dark house genre, especially those who can’t resist a mad scientist type. Directed by Michael Curtiz in the earlier years of his Hollywood career, the film makes use of both laughs read more

Classic Films in Focus: DOCTOR X (1932)

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on May 31, 2013

As wild as its plot and characters are, Doctor X (1932) is quite a thrill for fans of classic horror and the old dark house genre, especially those who can’t resist a mad scientist type. Directed by Michael Curtiz in the earlier years of his Hollywood career, the film makes use of both laughs read more

Doctor X (1932)

The Motion Pictures Posted by Lindsey on Jul 13, 2012

“Well, I was born a coal miner’s potentially homicidal doctor’s daughter.” (Image via frommidnight.blogspot.com) Lee Taylor (Lee Tracy) is a snoopy, snarky New York reporter investigating a strain of serial murders by a man only known as the “Moon Killer.” There h read more

The Return of Doctor X

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Dec 23, 2011

(1939) Directed by Vincent Sherman; Written by Lee Katz; Story by William J. Makin; Starring: Wayne Morris, Rosemary Lane and Humphrey Bogart; Available on DVD Rating: *** The Return of Doctor X has been maligned over the years as an oddity, mainly notable because it was Humphrey Bogart’s read more

The Return of Doctor X

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Dec 23, 2011

(1939) Directed by Vincent Sherman; Written by Lee Katz; Story by William J. Makin; Starring: Wayne Morris, Rosemary Lane and Humphrey Bogart; Available on DVD Rating: *** The Return of Doctor X has been maligned over the years as an oddity, mainly notable because it was Humphrey Bogart’s read more

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