The Climax

The Climax

Director: George Waggner Cast: Boris Karloff, Susanna Foster, Turhan Bey


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The Climax was hurriedly and economically filmed on leftover sets from Universal's super-production The Phantom of the Opera. In his Technicolor debut, Boris Karloff plays Dr. Hohner, a brilliant but unstable theatrical physician who murders a beautiful opera star when she rejects him. Ten year later, a beautiful young opera singer named Angela (Susannah Foster) makes her debut at the Royal Opera House. Convinced that Angela is the reincarnation of his murdered sweetheart, Dr. Hohner fiendishly hypnotizes the girl so that she will be unable to sing. The spell is broken by the combined efforts of Angela's boyfriend Franz (Turhan Bey) and an opera-loving "boy king" (Scotty Beckett). As for Hohner, well, what usually happens to Boris Karloff in films of this nature?

Product Details

Release Date: 08/05/2014
UPC: 0025192181030
Original Release: 1944
Source: Universal Mod
Time: 1:26:00
Sales rank: 49,208

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Boris Karloff Dr. Hohner
Susanna Foster Angela
Turhan Bey Franz
Gale Sondergaard Luise
Thomas Gomez Count Seebruck
June Vincent Marcellina
George Dolenz Amato Roselli
Ludwig Stossel Carl Bauman
Jane Farrar Jarmilla Vadek
Erno Verebes Brunn
Lotte Stein Mama Hinzl
Scotty Beckett King
William Edmunds Leon
Dorothy Lawrence Mrs. Metzger

Technical Credits
George Waggner Director,Songwriter,Producer
John P. Fulton Special Effects
Russell A. Gausman Set Decoration/Design
Don George Musical Direction/Supervision
Howard Golitzen Art Director
John B. Goodman Art Director
Howard Greene Cinematographer
W. Howard Greene Cinematographer
Hal Mohr Cinematographer
Jack P. Pierce Makeup
Russell Schoengarth Editor
Curt Siodmak Screenwriter
Lynn Starling Screenwriter
Edward Ward Score Composer
Ira S. Webb Set Decoration/Design

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