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The Boris Karloff collection

Author: Tristram TupperJohn C MoffittLloyd CorriganRobert N LeeRowland V LeeAll authors
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, ©2006.
Series: Franchise collection.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English
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Night key: An ingenious inventor of a security system is kidnapped by a gang of burglars and forced to help them commit robberies.

Tower of London: King Richard III is sixth in line to the throne and with the aid of his executioner friend treacherously disposes of the five who stand between him and the crown.

The climax: A mad physician plots to kill an opera singer who reminds him of his mistress whom he murdered.

The strange door: The servant of an evil nobleman plots to free the madman's helpless prisoners but finds himself facing the horrors of the dungeon's deathtrap.

The black castle: An 18th century knight avenges the deaths of two friends who have attended a hunting party at the castle of a sadistic Viennese count.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Horror films
Film adaptations
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Horror
Drama
Named Person: Richard, King of England; Richard, King of England
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Tristram Tupper; John C Moffitt; Lloyd Corrigan; Robert N Lee; Rowland V Lee; Curt Siodmak; Lynn Starling; George Waggner; Jerry Sackheim; Ted Richmond; Joseph Pevney; William Alland; Nathan Juran; Warren Hull; Jean Rogers; Basil Rathbone; Susanna Foster; Turhan Bey; Charles Laughton; Sally Forrest; Richard Stapley; Richard Greene; Stephen McNally; Rita Corday; Lon Chaney; Edward Locke; Boris Karloff; Robert Louis Stevenson; Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 1417023899 9781417023899
OCLC Number: 71213028
Language Note: In English, with optional French subtitles. Closed-captioned.
Notes: Title from container.
The climax adapted from the play by Edward Locke.
The strange door is based on Robert Louis Stevenson's story The Sire de Maletroit's door.
DVD release of five films originally produced 1937-1952.
Cast: Boris Karloff. Night key: J. Warren Hull, Jean Rogers ; Tower of London: Basil Rathbone; The climax: Susanna Foster, Turhan Bey ; The strange door: Charles Laughton, Sally Forrest, Richard Stapley ; The black castle: Richard Greene, Stephen McNally, Paula Corday, Lon Chaney.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 3 videodiscs (421 min.) : sd., col., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; Region 1 ; full screen (1.33:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 2.0 mono. ; NTSC.
Contents: Disc 1. Night key / screenplay, Tristram Tupper, John C. Moffitt ; directed by Lloyd Corrigan (1973 ; 78 min.) ; Tower of London / screenplay, Robert N. Lee; produced and directed by Rowland V. Lee (1939 ; 93 min.) --
Disc 2. The climax / screenplay by Curt Siodmak and Lynn Starling; produced and directed by George Waggner (1944 ; 87 min.) ; The strange door / screenplay, Jerry Sackheim; producer, Ted Richmond; director, Joseph Pevney (1951 ; 81 min.) --
Disc 3. The black castle / producer, William Alland; screenplay, Jerry Sackheim; director, Nathan Juran (1952 ; 82 min.).
Series Title: Franchise collection.

Abstract:

Night key: An ingenious inventor of a security system is kidnapped by a gang of burglars and forced to help them commit robberies.

Tower of London: King Richard III is sixth in line to the throne and with the aid of his executioner friend treacherously disposes of the five who stand between him and the crown.

The climax: A mad physician plots to kill an opera singer who reminds him of his mistress whom he murdered.

The strange door: The servant of an evil nobleman plots to free the madman's helpless prisoners but finds himself facing the horrors of the dungeon's deathtrap.

The black castle: An 18th century knight avenges the deaths of two friends who have attended a hunting party at the castle of a sadistic Viennese count.

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