The Mad Doctor of Market Street 1942 follows a scientist’s sinister experiments on a group of people stranded on a deserted island.
Release date: January 1942 (New York), 27 February 1942
Director: Joseph H. Lewis
Cast: Una Merkel, Lionel Atwill, Nat Pendleton, Claire Dodd, Hardie Albright, Richard Davies, Anne Nagel, John Eldredge, Noble Johnson, Al Kikume, Milton Kibbee, Ray Mala, Rosina Galli, Byron Shores
Studio: Universal Pictures
Country: United States
The Mad Doctor of Market Street 1942 Review
The Mad Doctor of Market Street is a 1942 horror film directed by Joseph H. Lewis and starring Lionel Atwill, Una Merkel, and Nat Pendleton. The film follows a deranged scientist, Dr. Benson (Atwill), who is stranded on a deserted island with a group of strangers after his plane crashes. Dr. Benson uses his scientific knowledge to manipulate and control the group, leading to a deadly game of survival.
Atwill delivers a standout performance as the sinister Dr. Benson, showcasing his talent for portraying creepy and twisted characters. Merkel also shines in her role as the plucky heroine who must try to outsmart Benson and save the group.
The film’s plot bears a striking resemblance to H.G. Wells’ novel “The Island of Dr. Moreau”, which was published in 1896.
Overall, The Mad Doctor of Market Street is an enjoyable and suspenseful horror film with a strong cast and a unique twist on the “deserted island” trope. The film’s creative plot and well-executed suspense make it a must-see for fans of classic horror.
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