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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


Scarface (1932)

Big Louis Costillo (Harry J. Vejar), the leading crime boss of the South Side of Chicago, is killed, apparently by Tony Camonte (Paul Muni) acting on the orders of Johnny Lovo (Osgood Perkins). Lovo then takes control of the South Side with Tony as his key lieutenant, selling large amounts of i...

The Miracle Man (1932)

The film starts in Chinatown. Harry Evans (Ned Sparks) is a pickpocket, and he passes the Frog (John Wray), who is pretending to be a cripple. Harry gives the Frog a watch, which he just stole from a man. The Frog, who crawls, is almost hit by a car. The guests on the car are guests traveling to ...

Night World (1932)

The whole film takes place in the nightclub of Happy MacDonald (Karloff). One of the more outrageous aspects of the film is that one of the people at the nightclub is a wildly stereotypical gay "queen". Although Karloff is a villain, he plays a charming man, quite unlike most of the parts he was ...

Business and Pleasure (1932)

Earl Tinker (Will Rogers) goes on a Mediterranean cruise and finds that a business rival has a femme fatale in pursuit.

Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932)

The film is set in the 19th Century in Paris. A mad scientist, Dr. Mirakle (Bela Lugosi), abducts young virgin women and injects them with ape blood, in order to create a mate for his talking sideshow ape Erik (Charles Gemora, the gorilla performer). Young Pierre Dupin, a young naive medical stud...

The Old Dark House (1932)

Seeking shelter from a pounding rainstorm in a remote region of Wales, several travellers are admitted to a gloomy, foreboding mansion belonging to the extremely strange Femm family. Trying to make the best of it, the guests must deal with their sepulchral host, Horace Femm, who claims to be on t...

Behind the Mask (1932)

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Smart Money (1931)

Nick Venizelos (Robinson), a prosperous small-town barber, provides his customers with gambling in his back room. He is so lucky that one suggests he go to the big city to take on famous gambler named Hickory Short. Not lacking in self-confidence, Nick puts up half of the $10,000 stake himself, w...

The Public Defender (1931)

The Public Defender is a 1931 crime film directed by J. Walter Ruben, starring Richard Dix and featuring Boris Karloff. Rich playboy Pike Winslow dons the mantle of 'The Reckoner', a mysterious avenger, when he learns that his lady friend Barbara Gerry's father has been framed in a bank embezzlem...

Young Donovan's Kid (1931)

Young Donovan's Kid is a 1931 American drama film directed by Fred Niblo, starring Richard Dix and featuring Boris Karloff.

The Mad Genius (1931)

The Mad Genius tells the story of an itinerant puppeteer (Barrymore) running the life of a male ballet dancer (Cook), as opposed to Svengali, where Svengali (Barrymore) ran the life of a female singer (Marsh).

The Criminal Code (1931)

Six years of stress and hard labor working in the prison jute mill has taken its toll on young Robert Graham. The penitentiary's resident doctor and psychiatrist recommends that Warden Brady see him and proposes that he offer him a drastic change of environment and duties before his psychological...

King of the Wild (1931)

Richard Grant, imprisoned in India for a crime he did not commit, escapes and makes his way to Africa.

Cracked Nuts (1931)

Cracked Nuts is a 1931 American comedy film directed by Edward F. Cline, starring Wheeler & Woolsey and featuring Boris Karloff.

The Vanishing Legion (1931)

Masked mystery villain, The Voice, is out to sabotage the Milesburg Oil Company. "Happy" Cardigan needs to successfully drill for oil before his contract with the Milesburg Oil Company expires or go broke. Jimmie Williams' father, Jed (Edward Hearn), has been framed for murder. Secretary Caroline...

Frankenstein (1931)

Heinrich "Henry" Frankenstein (Colin Clive), an ardent young scientist, and his devoted assistant Fritz (Dwight Frye), a hunchback, piece together a human body, the parts of which have been secretly collected from various sources. Frankenstein's consuming desire is to create human life through va...

The Guilty Generation (1931)

The Guilty Generation is a 1931 drama film directed by Rowland V. Lee, starring Leo Carrillo and featuring Boris Karloff.

Tonight or Never (1931)

Nella Vargo (Swanson) is a Hungarian prima donna whose latest performances include singing Tosca in Venice. Although she is praised by the audience, her music teacher Rudig feels that she can not be the greatest opera singer in history until she performs in New York City. When she is criticized f...

Five Star Final (1931)

Joseph W. Randall (Edward G. Robinson), the city editor of a tabloid newspaper, reluctantly agrees when publisher Bernard Hinchecliffe (Oscar Apfel) plans to boost circulation with a restrospective series on a 20-year-old murder and scandal, involving a secretary, Nancy Voorhees (Frances Starr), ...

Graft (1931)

Graft is a 1931 American thriller film directed by Christy Cabanne, starring Regis Toomey and featuring Boris Karloff.