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Doctor X (1932) was a Horror - Thriller/Suspense Film directed by Michael Curtiz and produced by Hal B. Wallis and Darryl F. Zanuck.

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Watching 1939: The Return of Doctor X (1939)

on Oct 31, 2019 From Comet Over Hollywood

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, tha... Read full article


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

By Kim Luperi on Mar 3, 2018 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

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 full article


Doctor X: Colorful and Funky as Ever

By Rick29 on Jan 8, 2018 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

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's his... Read full article


Doctor X: Colorful and Funky as Ever

By Rick29 on Jan 8, 2018 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

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's his... Read full article


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

By Bogart Fan on Nov 15, 2014 From The Bogie Film Blog

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 full article


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Quotes from

Dr. Haines, Academy of Surgical Research: Professor, since we retired this body has been... It has been...
Dr. Jerry Xavier: I know, but I don't want her to know.


Dr. Haines, Academy of Surgical Research: Were the murdered women... attacked?


Lee Taylor, Daily World Reporter: Are you going swimming with me in the morning?
Joanne 'Joan' Xavier: No thanks. Good night.
Lee Taylor, Daily World Reporter: What will you do if I start to sink and yell for help?
Joanne 'Joan' Xavier: Throw you an anvil. Good night!


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Facts about

This is the film for which Michael Curtiz is quoted as saying, "This will make your blood curl!"
Contrary to Technicolor's edict, Warners shot a black-and-white version of "Doctor X." At least two scenes in the black-and-white version use different takes than the color one: the scene with Lee Tracy and Mae Busch in the house of prostitution scene and the sequence with Tracy in the skeleton room.
The play opened in New York City, New York, USA on 9 February 1931 and had 80 performances.
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