Boris Karloff - Icons of Horror Collection

Boris Karloff - Icons of Horror Collection

Director: Lew Landers, Nick Grinde, Roy William Neill Cast: Boris Karloff


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Boris Karloff - Icons of Horror Collection

Condemned to death for a mercy killing, Dr. John Garth (Karloff) continues to experiment in prison to develop a serum that will put at end to the aging process -- vowing to complete it Before I Hang. On the eve of his execution, he offers himself as guinea pig for his youth serum, which has recently been mixed with the blood of an executed psychopath. Miraculously, Garth does grow younger before the astonished eyes of kindly prison physician Ralph Howard (Edward Van Sloan). Alas, the serum has murderous side effects, which Howard discovers only as Garth strangles him to death. Pardoned from Death Row thanks to a script contrivance, Garth spends the rest of the film trying to carry on his humanitarian work despite embarrassing lapses into homicidal mania. Many observers regard Before I Hang as the best of Karloff's "Mad Doctor" series for Columbia.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/17/2006
UPC: 0043396162334
Rating: NR
Source: Sony Pictures
Region Code: 1
Time: 4:22:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Boris Karloff Primary Artist,Baron Gregor de Berghmann,Dr. John Garth,Prof. Nathaniel Billings
Lorna Gray Janet Saavard
Evelyn Keyes Martha Garth
Marian Marsh Thea Hassel
Peter Lorre Dr. Lorentz
Robert Wilcox Scoop Foley
"Slapsie Maxie" Rosenbloom Maxie
Bruce Bennett Dr. Paul Ames
Roger Pryor District Attorney Drake
Thurston Hall Col. Hassel
Don Beddoe Lieutenant Shane
Edward Van Sloan Dr. Ralph Howard
Jeff Donnell Winnie Leyden
Katherine de Mille Mashka
Ben Taggart Warden Thompson
Larry Parks Bill Leyden

Technical Credits
Lew Landers Director
Nick Grinde Director
Roy William Neill Director

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