The Climax (1944)





Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

The Climax Videos

The Climax Photos

Movie Info

The Climax was hurriedly and economically filmed on leftover sets from Universal's super-production The Phantom of the Opera. In his Technicolor debut, Boris Karloff plays Dr. Hohner, a brilliant but unstable theatrical physician who murders a beautiful opera star when she rejects him. Ten year later, a beautiful young opera singer named Angela (Susannah Foster) makes her debut at the Royal Opera House. Convinced that Angela is the reincarnation of his murdered sweetheart, Dr. Hohner fiendishly hypnotizes the girl so that she will be unable to sing. The spell is broken by the combined efforts of Angela's boyfriend Franz (Turhan Bey) and an opera-loving "boy king" (Scotty Beckett). As for Hohner, well, what usually happens to Boris Karloff in films of this nature?
Classics , Horror , Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By:
In Theaters:


Boris Karloff
as Dr. Hohner
Turhan Bey
as Franz
Thomas Gomez
as Count Seebruck
June Vincent
as Marcellina
Ludwig Stossel
as Carl Bauman
Jane Farrar
as Jarmilla Vadek
Lotte Stein
as Mama Hinzl
Dorothy Lawrence
as Miss Metzger
Show More Cast

Critic Reviews for The Climax

There are no critic reviews yet for The Climax. Keep checking Rotten Tomatoes for updates!

Audience Reviews for The Climax

The story sounds cool, and the movie is pretty good most of the time, but then you realize that the main character's obsession with not wanting to hear anyone sing that song again, but still wanting to work at the opera, isn't practical, but it's predictable.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

The Climax Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss The Climax on our Movie forum!

News & Features