The Boris Karloff Collection
Boris Karloff is an ailing scientist who gets abducted by a gang of thieves who want to get their hands on his latest invention: a device that neutralizes burglar alarms, in "Night Key" (1937). Jean Rogers co-stars. The bloody reign of King Richard III is chronicled in "Tower Of London" (1939), with Basil Rathbone as the crippled monarch who eliminates all rivals with the help of bald, clubfooted executioner Karloff. A young Vincent Price also stars. "The Climax" (1944) has Karloff as a Paris Opera House physician obsessed with a beautiful singer he believes to be the reincarnation of the star he murdered years earlier. Based on a Robert Louis Stevenson story, "The Strange Door" (1951) stars Charles Laughton as a 17th-century nobleman who imprisons his brother in a dungeon after he marries Laughton's true love. Karloff co-stars as Laughton's reluctant henchman. And, "The Black Castle" (1952) follows an English aristocrat who vows revenge against the 18th-century Austrian count who murdered two of his friends. Karloff and Lon Chaney, Jr. star. 7 hrs. total on three discs. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH), French.
Academy Award ®
Nominee: Best Interior Decoration (Color)
- Lloyd Corrigan, Nathan Juran, Rowland V. Lee, Joseph Pevney, George Waggner
- Black & White
- Closed Captioned:
- Cast: Basil Rathbone, Charles Laughton, Richard Greene, Susanna Foster, J. Warren Hull, Boris Karloff, Stephen McNally, Turhan Bey, Jean Rogers, Barbara O'Neil, Sally Forrest, Gale Sondergaard, Ian Hunter, Samuel S. Hinds, Richard Stapley, Paula Corday, William Cottrell, Vincent Price, Hobart Cavanaugh, Lon Chaney Jr., Thomas Gomez, John Hoyt, June Vincent, Alan Napier, Nan Grey... More