Crime Of Dr. Crespi

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"It Starts Where "Frankenstein" Left Off!"
  • Passed
  • 2008
  • 1 hr 2 min
  • 5.5  (381)

The Crime of Dr. Crespi is a 1935 horror film that stars Erich von Stroheim as Dr. Andre Crespi, a brilliant but mad scientist who embarks on a quest for immortality. The film also features Harriet Russell as Ruth Vance, a young reporter investigating a series of murders that lead her to the doctor's hidden laboratory, and Dwight Frye as Mike, the doctor's loyal assistant.

The movie opens with a series of grisly murders that have been occurring in the city. Ruth Vance, a newspaper reporter, believes that she has found a pattern in the killings and sets out to investigate. Her investigations soon lead her to Dr. Crespi, a reclusive scientist who has been rumored to be working on some secret experiment. Ruth is immediately suspicious of the doctor and begins to dig deeper into his past.

Ruth manages to get herself invited to Dr. Crespi's mansion, where she meets Mike, the doctor's loyal assistant. She also learns that the doctor has been experimenting with a serum that he hopes will grant him immortality. He has been injecting the serum into a number of test subjects, but the results have been disastrous. The victims have either died or gone mad, and their bodies have been disposed of in secret.

As Ruth delves deeper into Dr. Crespi's secret laboratory, she begins to uncover a series of horrific experiments. She discovers that the doctor has been using the blood of his victims to create a serum that he believes will make him immortal. Ruth realizes that she is in grave danger and tries to escape, but she is cornered by Dr. Crespi and Mike, who reveal their true plans for her.

The final act of the film is a tense race against time as Ruth tries to outsmart Dr. Crespi and escape from his deadly clutches. She is aided by a band of intrepid reporters who have been following her investigation and who arrive just in time to help her fight back against the doctor and his assistant.

The Crime of Dr. Crespi was directed by John H. Auer and is a creepy horror film that manages to blend elements of science fiction and detective noir into a unique and suspenseful story. The film's visuals are striking, with shadowy sets that evoke a sense of dread and unease, and the performances by the cast are excellent, particularly von Stroheim's portrayal of the demented Dr. Crespi.

Overall, The Crime of Dr. Crespi is a classic horror film that showcases the talents of some of the era's finest actors and filmmakers. It is a must-see film for fans of classic horror and science fiction, and its intriguing storyline and memorable characters are sure to keep viewers on the edge of their seats from beginning to end.

Crime Of Dr. Crespi is a 2008 crime movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 2 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.5.

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    5.5  (381)