The Man They Could Not Hang
The Man They Could Not Hang (1939)

A scientist's greatest invention proves to be his darkest curse in this thriller that was part of Columbia and star Boris Karloff's "mad doctor" series. Karloff stars as Dr. Henryk Savaard, a brilliant heart expert who has… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: August 17, 1939
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Frank S. Nugent
New York Times

If you don't know Mr. Karloff by this time, we will explain: He is the man whose funerals are never final. You lay a wreath on Boris in one corner and he is certain to appear in another, full of obscure, graveyard resentment.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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

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TV Guide

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

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Steve Crum
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers

Creepy Karloff, lower budget, but effective still.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
This movie is unbelievable and kind of silly, but I liked it, it was a fun mad scientist movie with Karloff. There was really good suspense and a good actors.