Doctor X

Doctor X

A FILM BY: Michael Curtiz
WRITTEN BY: Robert Tasker (screen play), Earl Baldwin (screen play)
STARRING: Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Lee Tracy

Rare 35mm Screening | A part of Cinepocalypse 2018

The great granddaddy of body horror movies, DOCTOR X is a 1932 genre mash-up that may as well have been grafted together on the operating table with a healthy dollop of synthetic flesh. Simultaneously a gruesome moonlight murder mystery and a saucy pre-Code newspaper comedy, DOCTOR X was photographed in the two-strip Technicolor process, which renders the morgue visits and grisly medical experiments in an eerily unreal color palette. Starring Fay Wray (KING KONG) and Lionell Atwill (MYSTERY OF THE WAX MUSEUM). "There is something for everyone in this picture: cannibalism, dismemberment, rape, and necrophilia -- and a piquant kinky bonus when Atwill displays erotic arousal at the sight of Preston Foster unscrewing his artificial arm." - Kenneth Anger, Hollywood Babylon

Technical Information

Production Year: 1932
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 76 mins
Format: 35mm