The Man They Could Not Hang

The Man They Could Not Hang
The Man They Could Not Hang
  • NR
  • 1h 4m
  • 1939
Fresh80%
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In this early sci-fi thriller, Boris Karloff is a doctor working on experiments to restore life to the dead. When he is unjustly hanged for murder, he is brought back to life by his trusted assistant. Re-animated he turns decidedly nasty and sets about murdering the jury that convicted him.
© 1939 renewed 1967 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Fresh80%
Reviews
New York Times
Frank S. Nugent
Fresh

If you don't know Mr. Karloff by this time, we will explain: He is the man whose funerals are neve...

June 21, 2017
TV Guide
Rotten

This picture is the first of three similar films Karloff made under the direction of Nick Grinde-

June 25, 2017
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Dennis Schwartz
Fresh

The B-film story might be weak, but Boris Karloff gives a strong performance.

June 21, 2017
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Ken Hanke
Fresh

Works quite well, even though the mayhem doesn't get all that far.

June 21, 2017
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers
Steve Crum
Fresh

Creepy Karloff, lower budget, but effective still.

June 21, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Horror
  • Release Date:August 17, 1939
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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