Calling Dr. Death (1943)

USA, 1943
35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono (Western Electric Recording)

An American horror film directed by Reginald Le Borg.

Plot Summary

A jealous neurologist blacks out and cannot remember what he was doing over the weekend that his wife was murdered.


* = uncredited

Directed by: Reginald Le Borg
Copyright MCMXLIII [1943] Universal Pictures Company, Inc.
Universal presents an Inner Sanctum mystery by arrangement with Simon and Schuster, Inc. Publishers. A Universal picture
Associate Producer: Ben Pivar
Original Screenplay by: Edward Dein
Assistant Director: Charles S. Gould *
Director of Photography: Virgil Miller
Film Editor: Norman A. Cerf
Musical Director: Paul Sawtell
Director of Sound: Bernard B. Brown
Sound [Technician]: William Hedgcock
Western Electric Recording
Gowns: Vera West
Special Photograpy by: John P. Fulton
Art Direction: John B. Goodman, Ralph M. DeLacy
Set Decorations: Russell A. Gausman, A.J. Gilmore
Properties: Bernard Munroe *

Lon Chaney (Doctor [Mark] Steele)
Patricia Morison (Stella)
J. Carrol Naish (inspector Gregg)
David Bruce (Robert Duval)
Ramsay Ames (Maria Steele)
Fay Helm (Mrs Duval)

Alternative Titles

El doctor Muerte – Mexico
O Doutor Morte – Portugal
Läkare misstänkt för mord – Sweden



  • American Cinematographer vol.67 no.12 (December 1986) pp.34-40; 39 – article; credits
  • Daily Film Renter vol.26 no.6360 (16 July 1952) p.7 – credits, review
  • L’Écran Fantastique no.72 (September 1986) pp.67-69 – illustrated article
  • Kine Weekly no.1930 (13 April 1944) – credits, review
  • Kine Weekly no.2352 (24 July 1952) p.24 – credits, review
  • Motion Picture Herald vol.153 no.12 (18 December 1943) – credits, review
  • New York Motion Picture Critics Reviews vol.1 no.1 (20 March 1944) pp.469, 470 – credits, review
  • Sight and Sound vol.31 no.2 (March 2021) p.86 – blu-ray review (Home cinema by Kim Newman)
  • Today’s Cinema vol.62 no.5017 (11 April 1944) – credits, review
  • Today’s Cinema vol.79 no.6546 (15 July 1952) p.14 – credits, review


  • A Critical Guide to Horror Film Series by Ken Hanke pp.170-171; 175 – review; credits
  • Horror and science Fiction Films: A Checklist by Donald C. Willis p.71 – credits
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films II by Donald C. Willis p.50 – credits
  • Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.54 – credits
  • Universal Horrors: The Studio’s Classic Films, 1931-1946 (2nd edition) by Tom Weaver, Michael Brunas and John Brunas pp.379-384 – illustrated credits, article
  • Universal Studios Monsters: A Legacy of Horror by Michael Mallory p.166 – illustrated article