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Doctor X (1932)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Horror | 27 August 1932 (USA)
A wisecracking New York reporter intrudes on a research scientist's quest to unmask The Moon Killer.

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Storyline

A monster lurks as New York newspaperman Lee Taylor investigates one of the "Moon Killer" murders, in which the victims are strangled, cannibalized and surgically incised under the light of the full moon. The trail leads to the cliffside mansion of Dr. Xavier, where the doctor and his colleagues conduct a strange experiment. Written by Diana Hamilton <hamilton@gl.umbc.edu>

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There have been weird mysteries before and there will be weird mysteries again, but here is a thriller that will be remembered for years! A new note in exciting entertainment... An afternoon or evening in another world... An adventure in the realms of mystic romance with lovers fascinatingly different from any you've ever known!...A picture guaranteed to be the outstanding love-mystery of all time...portrayed by a remarkable cast that is worth the price of admission alone! See more »


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Doktor X  »

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Trivia

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. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene of the film, Lee Tracy is shown strolling along the New York docks in search of news, when a body arrives at the Mott Street Morgue across the street. In reality, Mott Street, located in New York's old Chinatown district, is fairly well landlocked and nowhere near the either waterfront or dock areas. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Haines, Academy of Surgical Research: Were the murdered women... attacked?
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Connections

Featured in 100 Years of Horror: Mad Doctors (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Black Bottom
(1926) (uncredited)
Music by Ray Henderson
Hummed by Lee Tracy while imprisoned in the closet
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One of my favorites
30 April 2000 | by See all my reviews

This is one of my favorite movies. Excellent mood and acting. Don't we all love Lionel Atwill? The Moon Killer Murderer is out and about. What a name. They don't make them like this anymore. I feel like I am with old friends as I watch it. "LIVING FLESH"!!!!


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