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Boris Karloff

Boris Karloff

Birthdate: November 23, 1887

Deathdate: February 2, 1969

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Boris Karloff (23 November 1887 – 2 February 1969), whose real name was William Henry Pratt, was an English-born actor who emigrated to Canada in 1909. Karloff is best remembered for his roles in horror films and his portrayal of Frankenstein's monster in Frankenstein (1931), Bride of Frankenstein (1935), and Son of Frankenstein (1939). His popularity following Frankenstein ... ...detailed bio


The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake (1959)

Jonathan Drake (Eduard Franz), a university professor specializing in the occult, is summoned to the home of his brother, Kenneth Drake (Paul Cavanagh), when a family curse threatens Kenneth's life. Jonathan Drake arrives too late to save his brother from a violent death and subsequent decapitati...

The Haunted Strangler (1958)

In Victorian London, Edward Styles is accused of being the notorious Haymarket Strangler, the brutal killer of five women. Twenty years after he is tried and executed for these crimes James Rankin (Karloff), a novelist and social reformer, launches an investigation to prove that Styles is innocen...

Frankenstein 1970 (1958)

Boris Karloff plays the role of Baron Victor von Frankenstein, who suffered at the hands of the Nazis as punishment for not cooperating with them during World War II. Horribly disfigured, he nevertheless continues his work as a scientist. Needing funds to support his experiments, the Baron allows...

Corridors of Blood (1958)

An 1840s British surgeon, Dr. Thomas Bolton (Boris Karloff) experiments with anesthetic gases in an effort to make surgery pain-free. While doing so, his demonstration before a panel of his peers ends in a horrific mishap with his patient awakening under the knife; he is forced to leave his posit...

Voodoo Island (1957)

Voodoo Island is a 1957 horror film featuring the popular horror icon Boris Karloff. The film is set in the South Pacific and was filmed on Kauai, Hawaii back to back with Jungle Heat.

The Lark (1957)


Il mostro dell'isola (1957)

An Italian government agent is assigned to break up a drug smuggling ring on the island of Ischia but his daughter is kidnapped by the gang.

Sabaka (1954)

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Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1953)

Slim (Bud Abbott) and Tubby (Lou Costello) are American cops in London studying police tactics on the London Police Force. A newspaper reporter, Bruce Adams (Craig Stevens), gets into an altercation at Hyde Park that was instigated by belligerent men who do not believe in women's rights. Vicky Ed...

The Black Castle (1952)

Richard Greene stars as an English gentleman investigating the disappearance of two friends at the Austrian estate of the sinister Count von Bruno (McNally). Von Bruno secretly seeks revenge against the leaders of a British force that set the natives against him in colonial Africa: Burton's missi...

The Strange Door (1951)

Alain, the Sire de Maletroit (Laughton), plots revenge on his younger brother Edmund (Cavanagh) for stealing Alain's childhood sweetheart, now deceased. Alain imprisons Edmund in a dungeon for 20 years. He then convinces Edmund's grown daughter Blanche (Forrest) that her father is dead. As Blanch...

Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff (1949)

Prominent criminal attorney Amos Strickland (Nicholas Joy) checks into the Lost Caverns Resort Hotel, and is later discovered murdered by the bellboy, Freddie Phillips (Lou Costello), who is implicated in the crime. Casey Edwards (Bud Abbott), the house detective, tries to clear Freddie, but Insp...

The Emperor's Nightingale (1949)

The Emperor's Nightingale (Czech: Císa??v slavík) is a 1949 Czechoslovak animated film directed by Ji?í Trnka and Miloš Makovec. The film is based on the fairy tale The Nightingale by Hans Christian Andersen. Boris Karloff provides the voice of the narrator in an American dubbed version. The film...

Tap Roots (1948)

Tap Roots is a 1948 period film set during the American Civil War. It is very loosely based on the true life story of Newton Knight, a farm owner who attempted to secede Jones County from Mississippi. Made by Walter Wanger Productions and Universal International Pictures, it was directed by Georg...

Lured (1947)

Sandra Carpenter (Lucille Ball) is an American who came to London to perform in a show, but now is working as a taxi dancer. She is upset to find out that friend and fellow dancer Lucy Barnard (Tanis Chandler) is missing and believed to be the latest victim of the notorious "Poet Killer," who lur...

Unconquered (1947)

Based on Neil Swanson's Unconquered, a Novel of the Pontiac Conspiracy, the film focuses on "Abby" Hale (Paulette Goddard), who is condemned to death by a British court, then offered clemency if she will become an indentured servant in America. There is a bidding competition between Captain Chris...

Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (1947)

Just out of jail, Gruesome goes to the Hangman's Knot saloon, where his old crime crony Melody is now playing piano. Gruesome takes him to a plastics manufacturer, where X-Ray and a mysterious mastermind are in possession of a secret formula and hatching a sinster plot. Ignoring a warning not to ...

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947)

Walter Mitty (Danny Kaye) is an "inconsequential guy from Perth Amboy, New Jersey", henpecked and harassed by everyone in his life: his bossy mother (Fay Bainter), his overbearing, idea-stealing boss Bruce Pierce (Thurston Hall), his childishly dimwitted fiancée Gertrude Griswold (Ann Rutherford)...

Bedlam (1946)

Set in 1761 London, England, the film focuses on events at St. Mary's of Bethlehem Asylum, a fictionalized version of Bethlem Royal Hospital, also known as "Bedlam." After an acquaintance of aristocrat Lord Mortimer dies in an attempt to escape from the asylum, apothecary general Master George Si...

The Body Snatcher (1945)

The year is 1871 in Edinburgh. A mother stands in mourning over her little son's grave, when a medical student, Donald Fettes, steps up to her and starts reassuring her that her son's body is safe and secure in its final resting place six feet under ground. Not long after this, Mrs. Marsh visits...