Calling Dr. Death


Calling Dr. Death

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In this first of Universal's "Inner Sanctum" mysteries, Lon Chaney Jr. plays a neurologist plagued by a faithless wife. He suffers a bout of insanity, blacks out, and loses all track of time. Upon returning to his home, he discovers that his wife has been murdered.


Lon Chaney Jr
as Dr. Mark Steel
Ramsay Ames
as Maria Steele
Patricia Morison
as Stella Madden
Creighton Chaney
as Doctor Steele
J. Carroll Naish
as Inspector Gregg
David Bruce
as Robert Duval
Fay Helm
as Mrs. Duval
Alec Craig
as Watchman
Lisa Golm
as Mother
Mary Hale
as Marion
George Eldredge
as District Attorney
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Audience Reviews for Calling Dr. Death

  • Sep 05, 2010
    This is a strange movie, I wasn't sure how to rate it. It's not bad or good, it's just okay.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Feb 12, 2010
    The first of Universal's Inner Sanctum series (and the second I've seen) seems to have a pattern building: Reginal Le Borg's stylish but not overbearing direction with a not-too-believaable performance by Lon Chaney Jr as some sort of doctor ominously whispering his thoughts. Oh, and of course he gets thrown into grisley situation that he didn't, but is of course made to look that he did cause. Like what I'm guessing is the case with the rest of the Inner Sanctum, series, Calling Dr. Death is basically just a (very predicatable) mystery with very little in the supernatural department that the advertising seems to be riding upon. Ultimately, Le Borg's direction (especially during the hypnosis scenes) was the draw for me, not to mention that they don't make women like Patrica Morison and Ramsay Ames anymore.
    Michael G Super Reviewer

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