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|Genre/Form:||Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Mad scientist films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Boris Karloff; Roy William Neill; Wallace MacDonald; Arthur Strawn; Henry Myers; Marian Marsh; Robert Allen; Thurston Hall; Katherine De Mille; Nick Grinde; Karl Brown; Leslie Turner White; George Wallace Sayre; Robert Hardy Andrews; Evelyn Keyes; Bruce Bennett; Ed Van Sloan; Lew Landers; Colbert Clark; Edwin Blum; Paul Gangelin; Peter Lorre; Maxie Rosenbloom; Larry Parks; Jeff Donnell; Hal Fimberg; Robert B Hunt; Columbia Pictures Corporation.; Favorite Films Corporation.; Columbia Pictures.; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
|Notes:||Originally released as separate motion pictures between 1935 and 1943.|
|Credits:||The black room: Photography, Allen G. Siegler ; editing, Richard Cahoon ; musical direction, Louis Silvers.
The man they could not hang: Photography, Benjamin Kline ; editor, William Lyon ; musical direction, M.W. Stoloff.
Before I hang: Photography, Benjamin Kline ; editor, Charles Nelson ; musical direction, M.W. Stoloff.
The boogie man will get you: Photography, Henry Freulich ; editor, Richard Fantl ; musical direction, M.W. Stoloff.
|Cast:||The black room: Boris Karloff, Marian Marsh, Robert Allen, Thurston Hall, Katherine DeMille.
The man they could not hang: Boris Karloff, Lorna Gray, Robert Wilcox, Roger Pryor, Don Beddoe, Ann Doran, Joseph Di Stefani, Charles Trowbridge, Byron Foulger, Dick Curtis, James Craig, John Tyrrell.
Before I hang: Boris Karloff, Evelyn Keyes, Bruce Bennett, Edward Van Sloan.
The boogie man will get you: Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre, Maxie Rosenbloom, Larry Parks, Jeff Donnell.
|Target Audience:||Not rated by MPAA.|
|Description:||2 videodiscs (ca. 262 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.|
|Details:||DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital, remastered in high definition.|
|Contents:||Disc 1. The black room / Columbia Pictures Corporation presents ; screen play, Arthur Strawn & Henry Myers ; story, Arthur Strawn ; directed by R. William Neill ; [produced by Wallace MacDonald] (1935, 69 min.) ; The man they could not hang / Favorite Films Corp. presents ; Columbia Pictures Corp. ; screen play by Karl Brown ; story, Leslie T. White and George W. Sayre ; directed by Nick Grindé ; [produced by Wallace MacDonald] (1939, 65 min.) --
Disc 2. Before I hang / Columbia Pictures Corporation presents ; screen play by Robert D. Andrews ; story by Karl Brown and Robert D. Andrews ; directed by Nick Grindé ; [produced by Wallace MacDonald] (1940, 63 min.) ; The boogie man will get you / Columbia Pictures Corporation ; screen play by Edwin Blum ; adapation by Paul Gangelin ; based on a story by Hal Fimberg & Robert B. Hunt. ; produced by Colbert Clark ; directed by Lew Landers (1942, 67 min.).
|Other Titles:||Black room.
Man they could not hang.
Before I hang.
Boogie man will get you.
Icons of horror collection:
The man they could not hang: "In the first of his celebrated 'mad doctor' series, Karloff is Dr. Savaard, a scientist who has perfected a device to revive the dead, which comes in handy when he's wrongfully arrested for murder and hanged. Resuscitated by his loyal assistant, he now heads out to seek vengeance on those who condemned him and his remarkable discovery."--Container.
Before I hang: "In the third of his 'mad doctor' chillers, Karloff is Dr. Garth, a scientist who has perfected a serum to prevent aging and death-- which does not come in handy when he's wrongfully arrested for murder and sentenced to life imprisonment! To make matters worse, it also turns him into an unwilling killer!"--Container.
The boogie man will get you: "Karloff stars in this delicious spoof about a scientist who has perfected a device to turn ordinary men into supermen. Only problem: it doesn't work-- and he's got a cellarful of corpses!"--Container.