The Drums of Jeopardy (1931 film)
The Drums of Jeopardy is a 1931 American Pre-Code horror film directed by George B. Seitz. It is the second film adaptation of Harold McGrath's novel of the same name, and stars Warner Oland as Dr. Boris Karlov. The name of the villain in the novel was originally called Boris Karlov, but when the actor Boris Karloff rose to prominence circa 1923, the character's name was changed to Gregor Karlov in the 1923 silent film adaptation to avoid confusion. It was changed back to Boris again in this 1931 remake of the film.
|The Drums of Jeopardy|
|Directed by||George B. Seitz|
|Produced by||Phil Goldstone (producer)|
|Written by||Harold McGrath (novel The Drums of Jeopardy)|
Florence Ryerson (writer)
|Starring||Warner Oland as Boris Karlov|
|Music by||Val Burton|
|Edited by||Otto Ludwig|
|Distributed by||Tiffany Pictures|
A mad scientist seeks revenge against those he holds responsible for his daughter's death.
- Warner Oland as Dr. Boris Karlov
- June Collyer as Kitty Conover
- Lloyd Hughes as Prince Nicholas Petroff
- Clara Blandick as Abbie Krantz
- Hale Hamilton as Martin Kent
- Wallace MacDonald as Prince Gregor Petroff
- George Fawcett as General Petroff
- Florence Lake as Anya Karlov
- Mischa Auer as Peter
- Ernest Hilliard as Prince Ivan Petroff
On his website Fantastic Movie Musings and Ramblings, Dave Sindelar called it, "a very interesting variation on the typical horror revenge plot". Dennis Schwartz from Ozus' World Movie Reviews awarded the film an "A-". In his review he wrote, "Despite the poor quality of its print, this PRC film reaches greatness in its portrayal of villainy and is worth watching despite the film's bad shape."
- Workman, Christopher; Howarth, Troy (2016). "Tome of Terror: Horror Films of the Silent Era". Midnight Marquee Press. p. 259. ISBN 978-1936168-68-2.
- "The Drums of Jeopardy (1931) - George B. Seitz". Allmovie.com. AllMovie. Retrieved November 22, 2016.
- Sindelar, Dave. "Drums of Jeopardy (1931)". Fantastic Movie Musings.com. Dave Sindelar. Retrieved November 22, 2016.
- Schwartz, Dennis. "drumsofjeopardy". Sover.net. Dennis Schwartz. Retrieved November 22, 2016.
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