A rare excursion into horror for First National (later Warner Bros.), DOCTOR X became one of the great "lost" films after its initial release and developed a reputation as a masterpiece of early talkie horror during the 30 years it went unseen. When a black-and-white print of this
two-color Technicolor landmark was finally discovered, however, some found the film a disappointment. Now that enough time has passed and viewers can forget all those long-cherished expectations, the film proves to be a delightful product of its period.
The story is set in a spooky old mansion atop the cliffs at Blackstone Shoals on Long Island. Atwill plays the sinister Dr. Xavier, wh...