The Devil Commands (The Devil Said No)
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The Devil Commands (The Devil Said No)
Also known as When the Devil Commands, this cheap but lively Columbia melodrama was the last of Boris Karloff's "mad doctor" series (the official denoument of the series, The Boogie Man Will Get You, was a farcical lampoon). The film begins on an ominous note, as Anne Blair (Amanda Duff) makes a return visit to the spooky old house owned by her scientist father Julian Blair (Karloff). Curious as to why the local villagers seem so frightened, Anne soons learns the reason: Blair has been conducting experiments to communicate telepathically with the dead, and to expedite this he has… More

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"Karloff is allowed to act and shines in a frightingly sensitive and moving performance."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Played for maximum spookiness (maybe a little too much so in some cases), it's one of the most memorable of all 1940s horrors."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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