The Return of Doctor X

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Humphrey Bogart makes his first and last appearance in a horror movie in this film. Though the title implies that it is a sequel to the classic 1932 chiller Dr. X it is not. The terror begins when an eager-beaver reporter stumbles across the corpse of a popular actress who turns up, after much media hoopla, not to be dead at all. At least she seems to be alive on a surface level and is eager to sue the reporter's paper. The reporter can't help but notice that here skin is unnaturally pale and that she keeps her face concealed beneath a long-black veil. Suspecting that evil is afoot, he--who by now is unemployed--launches a private investigation to prove that she really was the corpse he saw. His search leads him into the terrifying world of a psycho blood doctor, and into a series of unsolved murders in which all the victims were found with no blood in their veins. Ultimately, the reporter finds himself face-to-face with the nefarious Dr. Maurice Xavier (Bogart), a man executed several years ago for murdering patients while performing Frankensteinian experiments.

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Humphrey Bogart
as Dr. Maurice Xavier/Marshall Quesne
Rosemary Lane
as Joan Vance
Wayne Morris
as Walter 'Wichita' Garrett
Dennis Morgan
as Dr. Mike Rhodes
John Litel
as Dr. Francis Flegg
Lya Lys
as Angela Merrova
Charles C. Wilson
as Detective Roy Kincaid
Vera Lewis
as Miss Sweetman
Olin Howland
as Undertaker
Jack Mower
as Policeman
Creighton Hale
as Hotel Manager
John Ridgely
as Rodgers
Ian Wolfe
as Cemetery Caretaker
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  • Sep 05, 2010
    This movie is supposed to be the sequel to Dr. x, but it strays so far away from the original that it's a different story altogether. Bogart, who wasn't in the first movie plays an evil scientist, and it's not his best performance. I didn't like this movie.
    Aj V Super Reviewer

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