Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Overlooked Films: The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1938)


Here's a film I've obviously overlooked more than most, because until a few days ago I had never heard of it. But with this cast, how bad could it be? It's now high on my list of wanna sees.

IMDb describes it thusly: Dr. Clitterhouse is fascinated with the working of the criminal mind. His interest is so deep that he finds the best way to observe criminals in action is to become one himself! Whilst robbing a safe at an exclusive party he stumbles across an organized gang trying to do the same thing. He teams up with the gang to observe them action but one of the members, Rocks Valentine (Humphrey Bogart) would like nothing better than to see Clitterhouse out of the way.








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14 comments:

Todd Mason said...

New title to me, as well...but all these folks have served time in dull-movie hell...just not too often...

Evan Lewis said...

I have to wonder if the title has made TV programmers uncomfortable over the years, and led to the film's obscurity.

pattinase (abbott) said...

I saw this years ago. I love that one poster where both faces look like his. Or perhaps they're supposed to be.

Larry B said...

I saw this film 40 years ago. I enjoyed. But the most striking thing I remember about it is the opening sequence. The first shot is of one person. the second shot brought in a new chatacer. the third shot another, the foruth another. I forget how many total shots but there is a full blown party going on in this house. It was a nice piece of leading the viewer on. Becides you have to love the name Dr. Clit-er-house.

Also I remember Ed G Robinson repeats the word Amazing in much the manner as mr. Spock said Facinating.

Larry B said...

I saw this film 40 years ago. I enjoyed. But the most striking thing I remember about it is the opening sequence. The first shot is of one person. the second shot brought in a new chatacer. the third shot another, the foruth another. I forget how many total shots but there is a full blown party going on in this house. It was a nice piece of leading the viewer on. Becides you have to love the name Dr. Clit-er-house.

Also I remember Ed G Robinson repeats the word Amazing in much the manner as mr. Spock said Facinating.

Cap'n Bob said...

I probably saw it when I was a teen. I don't recall much but that title has always been good for a titter. Yes, I titter at Clitterhouse.

Daniel Alan Ross said...

Ever see the sequel?
"Sargeant Servicks of the Mounted"?

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