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Night Key Reviews

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March 16, 2014
"Night Key" rolls along at a decent pace. Karloff is as good as ever, playing a character who comes off as extremely naïve at times. He has good chemistry with Jean Rogers, as his daughter. She gets a love interest in the form of a cop, Warren Hull. The romance isn't well developed but Hull is nice enough. Hobart Cavanaugh as Petty Louie, the thief Boris teams with, provides most of the movie's humor, especially his confusion at his partner's good-nature pranks. Alan Baxter is the serious villain of the film, a monotone-voiced, appropriately threatening crime boss. You won't loose too much during the 67 minutes it takes to watch "Night Key," even if you could maybe use that time better, especially if you're looking for a horror movie.
½ October 25, 2012
Well done Karloff pic with Boris as an older man who is practically blind. Very good portrayal with an interesting story line and nicely acted characters. Great film for a change of pace.
May 12, 2012
Enjoyable light weight 30's SCI-FI / Crime Film--Good Ole Boris!!
½ January 20, 2012
Just an ordinary fare
½ May 27, 2011
A rather average movie, but still an intriguing one! The technological creations that were thought up are very cleverly done. The majority of the cast gave solid performances especially Boris Karloff who finds himself in yet another impressive role! Worth the watch but it's not a must see movie of the time!
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½ September 18, 2010
One of the first movies that I know of where the criminals use technology to commit crimes. It's very interesting in that respect, but otherwise it's kind of silly.
June 28, 2009
Grade "B" picture isn't too bad. It has a low budget but it's done well and the plot is nothing great but it is reasonably original. Good supporting cast and Karloff is good.
½ June 13, 2009
A true forgotten gem. Karloff is lovable as the fatherly scientist and Cavanaugh is great as his sidekick, Petty Louie. An ejoyable little film, it blends the science fiction and crime genres with so much charm that one can easily overlook the fact that they are watching either.
January 24, 2009
Grade "B" picture isn't too bad. It has a low budget but it's done well and the plot is nothing great but it is reasonably original. Good supporting cast and Karloff is good.
½ August 1, 2008
Offbeat but quaint melodrama that's really only for Karloff completists.
½ November 12, 2007
An enjoyable Karloff picture, and the comedy relief doesn't feel as dated as in other similar era films.
½ October 1, 2007
It plays more like a gangster picture then the horror you would expect. Karloff is the scientist, and it was refreshing seeing him as a good guy scientist trying to right a wrong.
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