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The Devil Commands (1941)

The Devil Commands





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This melodrama begins on an ominous note, as Anne Blair makes a return visit to the spooky house owned by her scientist father Julian Blair. Curious as to why the villagers seem so frightened, Anne soon learns the reason: Blair has been conducting experiments to communicate telepathically with the dead.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Horror, Classics, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Milton Gunzburg, Robert Hardy Andrews, Robert D. Andrews, Milton Gunzberg
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 26, 2003
Sony Pictures Entertainment


Boris Karloff
as Dr. Julian Blair
Richard Fiske
as Dr. Richard Sayles
Amanda Duff
as Anne Blair
Anne Revere
as Mrs. Blanche Walters
Dorothy Adams
as Mrs. Marcy
Kenneth MacDonald
as Sheriff Willis
Shirley Warde
as Helen Blair
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Critic Reviews for The Devil Commands

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | August 8, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

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

Karloff is allowed to act and shines in a frightingly sensitive and moving performance.

Full Review… | February 25, 2007
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Played for maximum spookiness (maybe a little too much so in some cases), it's one of the most memorable of all 1940s horrors.

Full Review… | October 31, 2006
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

October 13, 2005

Full Review… | October 16, 2003

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