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Director  John H. Auer
Story by  Edgar Allan Poe
Country  United States
5.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Crime, Horror, Mystery
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Language  English
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Release date  September 24, 1935 (1935-09-24)
Writer  Edgar Allan Poe (based on the story by), Lewis Graham (screenplay), Edward Olmstead (screenplay), John H. Auer (screenplay)
Screenplay  John H. Auer, Lewis Graham, Edward Olmstead
Cast  Erich von Stroheim (Dr Andre Crespi), Dwight Frye (Dr Thomas), Jean Brooks (Miss Gordon), Paul Guilfoyle (Dr John Arnold), Harriet Russell (Estelle Gorham Ross)
Similar movies  Related John H Auer movies

The Crime of Dr. Crespi is a 1935 American horror film starring Erich von Stroheim, Paul Guilfoyle, Jeanne Kelly, Dwight Frye, Harriet Russell, and John Bohn. It was released by Republic Pictures.

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The movie was filmed at Biograph Studios in The Bronx, New York and is loosely based on the Edgar Allan Poe short story, "The Premature Burial".

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Plot

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Dr. Andre Crespi (von Stroheim) hates Dr. Stephen Ross (Bohn), who married Crespi's girlfriend, Estelle (Harriet Russell). During surgery, Ross appears to die. Crespi has given Ross a drug that induces a state of apparent death, while Ross retains all of his senses. Dr. John Arnold (Guilfoyle) is then asked to exhume Ross by the suspicious Dr. Thomas (Frye). They exhume the body and return to the hospital to prove he was poisoned. Ross awakens from the drug while on the autopsy table.

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Frye received his highest billing in any of his films for this feature, and performs one of his few non-maniacal roles. He had a more distinguished reputation for his stage work, including Broadway.

Cast

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  • Erich von Stroheim — Dr. Andre Crespi
  • Harriet Russell — Estelle Gorham Ross
  • Dwight Frye — Dr. Thomas
  • Paul Guilfoyle — Dr. John Arnold
  • John Bohn as Dr. Stephen Ross
  • Geraldine Kay as Miss Rexford
  • Jean Brooks as Miss Gordon
  • Patsy Berlin as Jeanne Ross
  • Joe Verdi as Di Angelo
  • Dean Raymond as Minister

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    References

    The Crime of Dr. Crespi Wikipedia
    The Crime of Dr. Crespi IMDb The Crime of Dr. Crespi themoviedb.org


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