Movies Before I Hang (Columbia 1940, Boris Karloff, John Tyrrell) Published 5 months ago on September 27, 2018 Boris Karloff is cast in an archetypal mad scientist role in Before I Hang and, provided with a typical B feature horror movie screenplay by Robert D Andrews, he did everything that was expected of him. Demented doctor Karloff searches for a serum to combat ageing and, failing to cure a patient suffering from advanced age, commits a mercy killing and is sentenced to die on the gallows. A surprisingly liberal prison establishment allows him to continue his experiments with the help of prison surgeon Edward Van Sloan while he waits for execution and, to ensure the success of his new serum, Karloff uses the blood of a convicted killer. When he tests the serum on himself, he is transformed into a young man. His sentence is commuted to life imprisonment but, sadly, the serum has turned him into a murderer. He strangles Van Sloan and, before he is finally shot and killed by a guard on his way back to prison, three others die at his hands … production details USA / Columbia / 62 minutes / 1940 Director: Nick Grinde Screenplay: Robert D. Andrews cast Boris Karloff as Dr. John Garth Pedro de Cordoba as Victor Sondini John Tyrrell as Sanders Bruce Bennett as Dr. Paul Ames Bert Moorhouse as Cousel at Defense Table Charles Trowbridge as Judge Braden Edward Earle as Dr. Nichols Sam Harris as Courtroom Spectator Eddie Laughton as Guard Edmund Mortimer as Courtroom Spectator Don Beddoe as Capt. McGraw Evelyn Keyes as Martha Garth Edward Van Sloan as Dr. Ralph Howard Ben Taggart as Warden Thompson Wright Kramer as George Wharton Bertram Marburgh as Stephen Barclay Robert Fiske as District Attorney Frank Richards as Otto Kron – Convict Kenneth MacDonald as Anson, Prison Guard Ernie Adams as Sam – Hospital Prison Orderly Frederick Burton as Governor Prentiss Richard Fiske as Mandish George McKay as Reardon Jack Cheatham as Patrolman Olson Stanley Brown as Prison Gate Guard James T. Mack as Butler Gohr Van Vleck as Police Dispatcher Ben TaggartBertram MarburghBoris KarloffBruce BennettColumbiaCrimeDon BeddoeEdward Van SloanEvelyn KeyesFrank RichardsHorrorKarl BrownKenneth MacDonaldNick GrindePedro de CordobaRobert FiskeRobert Hardy AndrewsWright Kramer Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes3 hours ago Miracle Workers: 12 Days (TBS Tues 26 Feb 2019) 12 Days: A troublesome human complicates Craig and Eliza’s plan, while Sanjay attempts to burnish his credentials. With Steve Buscemi,... Episodes3 hours ago Teachers: The Final Robe (TV Land Tues 26 Feb 2019) The Final Robe: Ms. Bennigan has two spots left in her bridal party and the three remaining teachers compete to... Episodes3 hours ago Food Truck Nation: Smoked, Stuffed and Frozen Finds (S1EP8 Tues 26 Feb 2019 on Cooking) Chef Brad Miller visits a food truck in Orange County that has its own custom smoker onboard, then he tries... Episodes3 hours ago The Rookie: Plain Clothes Day (S1EP14 ABC Tues 26 Feb 2019) Plain Clothes Day: The rookies are really put to the test when their training officers accompany them out of uniform... Episodes3 hours ago Hometown Homicide: Local Girl Gone (S1EP2 ID Tues 26 Feb 2019) Local Girl Gone: When 15-year-old high school freshman Danielle Locklear, of Hope Mills, N.C., went missing in March 2014, her... search EPISODES Episodes3 hours ago NCIS: Crossing the Line (S16EP15 CBS Tues 26 Feb 2019) Crossing the Line: The NCIS team investigates a man overboard fatality from a Navy destroyer at sea. Also, Torres is... Episodes3 hours ago The Voice: The Blind Auditions Premiere, Part 2 (NBC Tues 26 Feb 2019) The Blind Auditions Premiere, Part 2: The “Blind Auditions” continue as superstar coaches Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Adam Levine and... Episodes3 hours ago black-ish: Black History Month (S5EP14 ABC Tues 26 Feb 2019, with Octavia Spencer) Black History Month: Dre is upset after he learns that Jack and Diane are getting the same surface-level education about... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 weeks ago Private Worlds (Paramount 1935, Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert) Charles Boyer stars as the new superintendent of a progressive mental hospital. His apparent coldness first arouses resentment among the... Movies2 weeks ago Yucatán (2018, Luis Tosar, Stephanie Cayo) In farcical comedy Yucatán a pair of white collar thieves compete fiercely against each other trying to steal from an... Movies2 weeks ago The Breaker Upperers (Netflix Fri 15 Feb 2019, Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami) Two women run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels. production... MY TV TONIGHTWhat's on and when. Broadcast, cable and streaming... BRITISH FILM 1930-1990The Viewer's Guide to British Film 1930-1990 Indepth guide to six decades of cinema in the UK.