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The Mad Doctor of Market Street (1942)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Horror | 27 February 1942 (USA)
A mad scientist is forced to leave San Francisco when his experiments become known. He lands on a tropical island, takes control and terrorizes the local populace. The survivor of a ... See full summary »

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A mad scientist is forced to leave San Francisco when his experiments become known. He lands on a tropical island, takes control and terrorizes the local populace. The survivor of a shipwreck washes ashore on the island, sees what is happening and determines to free the natives from his rule. Written by Anonymous

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GENIUS - OR FIEND? (original poster-all caps)

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Comedy | Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi

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27 February 1942 (USA)  »

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El médico loco  »

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This film made it's television debut on 18 January 1958 on New York's channel 7 (WABC). See more »

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Watch this for Lionel Atwill only.

Lionel Atwill lifted a few average horror films to the status of being tolerable. Luckily, he was able to achieve this by being a theatre- trained actor who was a genuine talent. "The Mad Doctor of Market Street" is a typical example. He plays another mad scientist who is forced to leave the United States after causing the death of a patient whilst conducting some bizarre experiments. Lionel Atwill finishes up by being shipwrecked on a desert island along with other people and then attempts to conquer the island's inhabitants. Strictly speaking, this is routine stuff but worth seeing...just.


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