Boris Karloff is superb in a dual role as twin brothers (one evil, one good) in one of the few horror films produced by Columbia Pictures in the 1930s. The action takes place in the early 1800s in Czechoslovakia, where twins Gregor and Anton are born to the ruling de Berghmann family.
Anton, the good child, is born with a paralyzed arm and is taken away when very young to be educated abroad. The evil brother, Gregor, grows to inherit the castle and becomes infamous for his sadistic behavior. Many of the young women in the village have entered his domain never to return, and the
populace is beginning to turn nasty. The villagers rejoice when Anton returns, and Grego...