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The Return of Doctor X (1939) was a Horror - Mystery Film directed by Vincent Sherman and produced by Hal B. Wallis, Jack L. Warner and Bryan Foy.

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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


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


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

By Jennifer Garlen on May 7, 2014 From Virtual Virago

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 full article


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

By Jennifer Garlen on May 7, 2014 From Virtual Virago

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 full article


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

By Jennifer Garlen on May 7, 2014 From Virtual Virago

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 full article


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Boris Karloff was to star as Dr. X.
Humphrey Bogart said of this film: "This is one of the pictures that made me march in to Warner Bros. studio chief Jack L. Warner and ask for more money again. You can't believe what this one was like. I had a part that somebody like Bela Lugosi or Boris Karloff should have played. I was this doctor, brought back to life, and the only thing that nourished this poor bastard was blood. If it had been Jack Warner's blood, or Harry's, or Pop's, maybe I wouldn't have minded as much. The trouble was, they were drinking mine and I was making this stinking movie."
When Walter 'Wichita' Garrett reviews the press clippings, two of them refer to "Eugene Xavier", the remainder refer to "Maurice Xavier."
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