The Man With Nine Lives (Behind the Door) (1940)
Release Date: Apr 18, 1940 Wide
Average Rating: 3/5
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Man with Nine Lives (released in England as Behind the Door) is the second of Columbia's unofficial "Mad Doctor" series starring Boris Karloff. This time, Boris is obsessed with the notion that he can come up with a cure for cancer. To do this, it is necessary for Karloff to freeze his patients, then use a revolutionary new serum on the bodies while they're in a state of suspended animation. Alas, Karloff is accidentally locked up with his deep-frozen subjects. When thawed out years later, he
Apr 18, 1940 Wide
Oct 4, 2005
Sony Pictures Entertainment
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Dr. Leon Kravaal
Dr. Tim Mason
Jo Ann Sayers
Ernie S. Adams
It stars Boris Karloff at his deliciously insane best as a mad scientist.
At first curiously intriguing, The Man with Nine Lives eventually becomes so silly that it's hard to take much of it -- if any of it -- seriously.
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