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A crazed scientist invents a serum that induces a catatonic state in whoever it is injected into. He uses the serum to paralyze his enemies, so that he can bury them alive.

  1. John H. Auer

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Lou Goldberg


  3. Edward Olmstead


  4. Edgar Allan Poe


Top Billed Cast

  1. Erich von Stroheim

    Erich von Stroheim

    Dr. Andre Crespi

  2. Harriet Russell

    Estelle Gorham Ross

  3. Dwight Frye

    Dwight Frye

    Dr. Thomas

  4. Paul Guilfoyle

    Paul Guilfoyle

    Dr. John Arnold

  5. John Bohn

    Dr. Stephen Ross

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The Crime of Doctor Crespi
The Crime of Doctor Crespi


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Status Released

Release Information

  • September 23, 1935


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 3m

Budget -

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