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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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DOCTOR X On Blu-ray From Warner Archive

By Dan Day, Jr. on Apr 24, 2021 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

Following last year's magnificent release of MYSTERY OF THE WAX MUSEUM, Warner Archive gives us another restored horror film classic on home video--the 1932 film DOCTOR X. This movie is a gloriously insane example of a Pre-Code thriller, and it is historically important as well. It was the first hor... Read full article

Doctor X

By Barry P. on May 11, 2020 From Cinematic Catharsis

(1932) Directed by Michael Curtiz; Written by Robert Tasker and Earl Baldwin; Based on a play by Howard W. Comstock and Allen C. Miller; Starring: Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Lee Tracy, Preston Foster, John Wray, Harry Beresford and Dr. Rowitz; Available on DVD (in the “Hollywood Legends of Horro... Read full article

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

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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

For a time Warner Brothers did not have a print of the original Technicolor version and it was assumed to be lost. The Technicolor version was finally discovered and restored by the UCLA Archives.
The play opened in New York City, New York, USA on 9 February 1931 and had 80 performances.
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.
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