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The Man with Nine Lives (1940)

The Man with Nine Lives





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Man with Nine Lives (released in England as Behind the Door) is the second of Columbia's unofficial "Mad Doctor" series starring Boris Karloff. This time, Boris is obsessed with the notion that he can come up with a cure for cancer. To do this, it is necessary for Karloff to freeze his patients, then use a revolutionary new serum on the bodies while they're in a state of suspended animation. Alas, Karloff is accidentally locked up with his deep-frozen subjects. When thawed out years later, he and the patients are alive and healthy. But when Karloff learns that his formula has been destroyed, he lapses into lunacy and uses his storage-locker comrades as unwilling guinea pigs in an effort to recreate the serum. Man with Nine Lives can be considered a real (ouch!) chiller.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Horror, Mystery & Suspense, Classics, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Karl Brown
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 4, 2005
Sony Pictures Entertainment


Boris Karloff
as Dr. Leon Kravaal
Roger Pryor
as Dr. Tim Mason
Jo Ann Sayers
as Nurse Judith Blair
Stanley Brown
as Bob Adams
Hal Taliaferro
as Sheriff Stanton
Byron Foulger
as Dr. Bassett
Ernie S. Adams
as Pete Daggett
Lee Willard
as Jasper Adams
Ivan Miller
as Sheriff Haley
Bruce Bennett
as State Trooper
John Dilson
as John Hawthorne
Wally Wales
as Sheriff Stanton
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All Critics (2)

It stars Boris Karloff at his deliciously insane best as a mad scientist.

Full Review… | November 2, 2009
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

At first curiously intriguing, The Man with Nine Lives eventually becomes so silly that it's hard to take much of it -- if any of it -- seriously.

Full Review… | January 1, 2006

Audience Reviews for The Man with Nine Lives

It was very good, and interesting. The actors and actresses were all good, and the look of the film was nice. The story kept me intrigued and I was surprised by parts.

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