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Juggernaut (1936)

An evil doctor and the greedy wife of a rich man plot to poison him so they can get their hands on his money.

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Henry Edwards

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Alice Campbell (by), Cyril Campion (adapted for the screen by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview:
Boris Karloff ... Doctor Sartorius
Joan Wyndham Joan Wyndham ... Eve Rowe
Arthur Margetson ... Roger Clifford
Mona Goya ... Yvonne Clifford
Anthony Ireland ... Capt. Arthur Halliday (as Antony Ireland)
Morton Selten ... Sir Charles Clifford (as Morton Setten)
Nina Boucicault Nina Boucicault ... Mary Clifford (as Mina Boucicault)
Gibb McLaughlin ... Jacques
J.H. Roberts ... Chalmers (as H.H. Roberts)
Victor Rietti Victor Rietti ... Doctor Bousquet (as V. Rietti)
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Dr. Victor Sartorius, a dedicated but dying medical researcher working in Morocco, becomes frustrated when his funding is cut off and his experiments ended. He is approached by Lady Yvonne Clifford, the young and beautiful wife of wealthy but aging aristocrat Sir Charles Clifford. She has been carrying on an affair with a gold-digging army captain and offers Sartorius the 20,000 pounds he needs to continue his research if he will become her husband's personal physician and covertly murder him. When Sir Charles' son Roger enters the picture, it is clear that he is marked for death too. Only Sartorius' altruistic nurse Joan stands in the way. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Demon Doctor See more »

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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Boris Karloff's third feature in Britain, filmed April 25-June 6 1936, quickly following "The Man Who Lived Again (1936)." He returned to Hollywood to shoot "Charlie Chan at the Opera (1936)." See more »

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Roger Clifford: He's here at my invitation and he'll go at mine.
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KARLOFF AS AN EVIL FRENCH DOCTOR!
28 April 2003 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

Dr. Sartorius (Boris Karloff) is without financial means to experiment for a paralysis cure and must give up his lab work. He meets Lady Yvonne Clifford (Mona Goya), a very wealthy wife of an ailing cotton millionaire Sir Charles Clifford (Morton Selten). Lady Clifford asks Dr. Sartorius to help her obtain her husband's money. Dr Sartorius eager to obtain money for his expenses and laboratory studies, agrees to poison her husband, making it look like he died from natural causes. After a period of time, Sir Charles begins to suspect Dr. Sartorius of making him gravely ill. This Karloff movie has a very different ending which surprised me. Karloff is without any monster makeup, however, he is terrifying and proves to be a very evil French doctor as usual.


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