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Night Key (1937)

 
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 10:10 am    Post subject: Night Key (1937) Reply with quote

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Don't miss this enjoyable yarn in which Boris Karloff plays the brilliant and kindly old scientist who invents a revolutionary new burglar alarm system. A business associate (Samuel S. Hinds) cheats Karloff and steals his invention.

Two decades later, Karloff (now nearsighted but still brilliant) perfects a second gizmo that defeats his own security system. Badly in need of money to provide for the welfare of his daughter (Jean Rogers of "Flash Gordon"), Karloff sells the rights to his new invention (on a royalty basis) to the now-wealthy Hinds. But Hinds only buys the device to keep it off the market, which means Karloff receives no royalties!

In an attempt to compel Hinds to honor the agreement, Karloff uses his newest device to burglarize several stores supposedly protected by Hinds' alarm systems, the ones he stole from Karloff. Hinds' company is discredited by the sudden wave of successful burglaries.

Despite the imaginative premise, the pace is slow and the overall mood is somber. But there are plenty of 1930s-style gadgets, and Karloff's character is extremely likeable. The cast also includes Frank Reicher (Captain Englehorn in "King Kong"). Directed by Lloyd Corrigan.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 1:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Night Key (1937) Reply with quote

Bud Brewster wrote:
...Boris Karloff plays the brilliant and kindly old scientist who invents a revolutionary new burglar alarm system. A business associate (Samuel S. Hinds) cheats Karloff and steals his invention.

This has to be the height of irony... stealing a burglar alarm. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know if that means Karloff was stupid for not protecting his wonderful burglar alarm with his wonderful burglar alarm or . . . his burglar alarm didn't work too good!
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