Last night, on TMC, they showed 5 Fay Wray fims one after another! They started out with the classic KING KONG, then DR.X MYSTERY in the WAX MUESUM, Frank Capra's DIRIGABLE (1931),and then the MOST DANGEROUS GAME. I skipped watching KONG (as I have it on tape), watched DR.X, fellasleep before WAX MUSEUM (also have on DVD ) and woke up in time to catch DIRIGABLE ( a fine film! Catch it if you can!) Started to watch the MOST DANGEROUS GAME again,but nodded off. They should have include the underrated the VAMPIRE BAT (1933) with Dwight Frye and Lionel Atwill,though!
Anyway...the one I really wanted to see was DR.X,which could have been a lot better film without the wisecracking comic reporter,who constantly destroys any tension that was building in the search for the cannibalistic killer on the loose plot. A pretty gruesome subject for the time....maybe Warner Bros.,not really sure how to handle pure horror films,decided to water it down with the reporter (basically the same function as Glenda Farrell had in the MYSTERY of the WAX MUESUM...also by Warner). DR.X and WAX MUESUM could almost be the same film...both star Atwill and Fay...both featured hideous mysterious killers,and both were done in early color process.
The best scence,though,is worth the wait....when (SPOILER) the one-handed doctor who is exempt from suspition (the killer uses two hands to strangle his victums) transforms himself-via 'synthetic flesh') into a truly grusesome monster-molding a fake hand onto his useless stump,and animating via electronic mumbo jumbo.
Still...the photography is nice and creepy...and the Atwill is always fun...and Fay looks great-as usual. Worth a look...if only for the cool monster transformation scene!