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Physician Dr. Holmer exercises a Svengali-like influence over a young singer and prevents her from singing the title role in the opera "The Magic Voice." The last time it was sung 10 years earlier the lead soprano disappeared under mysterious circumstances.
The screen's classic of suspense!
Title: Climax, The
Release Date: October 20, 1944
Runtime: 86 mins
All Genres: Horror
IMDB Rating: 5.3
Buried.com Rating: 6.3 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With C
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Boris Karloff ...Dr. Friedrich Hohner
Susanna Foster ...Angela Klatt
Turhan Bey ...Franz Munzer
Gale Sondergaard ...Luise
Thomas Gomez ...Count Seebruck
June Vincent ...Marcellina
George Dolenz ...Amato Roselli
Ludwig Stossel ...Carl Baumann
Jane Farrar ...Jarmila Vadek
Erno Verebes ...Brunn
Lotte Stein ...Mama Hinzl
Scotty Beckett ...The King
William Edmunds ...Leon - theater concierge
Maxwell Hayes ...Count Romburg - King's aide
Dorothy Lawrence ...Miss Metzger
Ernie Adams ...Man in Audience Next to Franz
Gertrude Astor ...Woman in Audience Behind Franz
Polly Bailey ...Cleaning Woman
Anne Cornwall ...Undetermined Role
Maurice Costello ...Undetermined Role
Grace Cunard ...Backstage Maid
William Desmond ...Backstage Technician
Francis Ford ...Backstage Attendant
Helen Gibson ...Undetermined Role
Stuart Holmes ...King's Consul
Harry Mayo ...Undetermined Role
Eddie Polo ...Stagehand
Barry Regan ...Undetermined Role
Jack Richardson ...Musical Conductor
More Movie Taglines:
- The screen's classic of suspense!
- IT TOPS THEM ALL IN SPECTACLE, THRILLS, MYSTERY, ROMANCE! (original print ad
- all caps)
- ALL IN Brilliant TECHNICOLOR! (original print ad
- mostly caps)
- Greater than "The PHANTOM of the OPERA"
- Dr. Hohner: You don't want to ruin that voice, do you? It isn't yours, remember? Now tell me, whose voice is it?... Tell me! Angela: Marcellina's!
- This film was shot on the lavish sets created for Phantom of the Opera (1943) in an attempt to recoup the large budget of that film. The opera house set had been built for the original The Phantom of the Opera (1925) starring Lon Chaney, and this extraordinary set still exists on the Universal Studios lot. It is the oldest surviving movie set in the world.
In the original trailer Susanna Foster, the star of Phantom of the Opera (1943), was given top billing. In the film itself, Boris Karloff is given top billing.
Although he had been appearing in motion pictures for 25 years, this 1944 release was Boris Karloff's first film in color.
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