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Doctor X (1932) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Lionel Atwill, Lee Tracy, Fay Wray

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This scabrous thriller with Sadean overtones, directed by Michael Curtiz and photographed in two-strip Technicolor, concerns a serial killer who only strikes when the moon is full. Lionel Atwill atypically plays a good guy, the scientist Dr. Xavier, and the ubiquitous Fay Wray is his daughter. A classic Warners' pre-Code production, Dr. X's action unfolds in a mixture of big city settings--including a brothel--and classy Art Deco laboratories.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   catching brutal killer/stalker Battle with shrink/bum?    -   battle with a psychiatrist

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   scientist Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Misc setting    -   scientific labs    -   castle

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only

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