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The Man They Could Not Hang

The Man They Could Not Hang (1939)

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Release Date: Aug 17, 1939 Limited

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A scientist's greatest invention proves to be his darkest curse in this thriller that was part of Columbia and star Boris Karloff's "mad doctor" series. Karloff stars as Dr. Henryk Savaard, a brilliant heart expert who has created a pump that will allow him to place a patient in a state of death so that vital organs can be replaced with few problems. His first experiment on a human quickly goes awry when his nurse Betty (Ann Doran) sends for the police. The experiment is interrupted leaving the

Unrated,

Horror

Karl Brown, George Wallace Sayre

Sony Pictures Entertainment

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All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1) | Fresh (3) | Rotten (0) | DVD (2)

The B-film story might be weak, but Boris Karloff gives a strong performance.

November 3, 2009 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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Works quite well, even though the mayhem doesn't get all that far.

August 29, 2006 Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Creepy Karloff, lower budget, but effective still.

June 8, 2006
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers

Audience Reviews for The Man They Could Not Hang

This movie is unbelievable and kind of silly, but I liked it, it was a fun mad scientist movie with Karloff. There was really good suspense and a good actors.
October 15, 2010
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