Doctor X (1932)




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Movie Info

In this film, Dr. Xavier maintains a research lab in a remote Long Island estate. The police suspect that one of Xavier's assistants -- all "second-chancers" whose previous misdemeanors range from botched experiments to cannibalism -- is the mysterious murderer who strikes only when the moon is full.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Earl Baldwin, Robert Tasker, Earl W. Baldwin
In Theaters:
MGM Home Entertainment


as Lee Taylor

as Dr. Xavier

as Joanne Xavier

as Dr. Haines

as Dr. Duke

as Otto, Dr. X's butler

as Mamie, Dr. X's House...

as Police Commissioner ...

as O'Halloran, Stevens'...

as Policeman

as Sheriff

as the Madame

as Detective O'Halloran
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Critic Reviews for Doctor X

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | May 16, 2008
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 28, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 10, 2004
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

O technicolor de duas cores e a influência clara do expressionismo alemão criam belas imagens e uma boa atmosfera, mas a trama é ridícula e o personagem de Tracy é irritante e parece ter saído de um cartoon.

November 22, 2006
Cinema em Cena

Disappoints as it plays like your average Charlie Chan crime thriller with some rather lame comic relief, a hardly puzzling mystery story and mostly stilted acting.

Full Review… | November 1, 2006
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Audience Reviews for Doctor X

This movie combines mad scientists and mystery movies, which makes for a very interesting movie.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

Creepy, but the problem is it has too many annoying characters. I thought the movie does get a bit creepy in atmosphere but the comic relief is annoying and the characters are a bit bland. But it's not particularialy a bad movie. I gave it a shot and thought it was pretty good.


Amazing, considering it was made in 1932. The special effects are great, and the color production, so unusual for the time is awesome. The story is a bit hokey, and the acting is a little over the top, but it is fascinating to watch and a real piece of cinematic history.

James Higgins

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