The Devil Commands is a 1941 American horror film directed by Edward Dmytryk and starring Boris Karloff, Laraine Day, and Richard Carlson. The film is about a scientist who uses a device to communicate with the devil and learns that he will die in one year. The film begins with Dr. Julian Blair (Karloff) conducting an experiment in his laboratory. He is trying to communicate with the devil using a device he has invented. He succeeds in contacting the devil, who tells him that he will die in one year. Blair is shocked by this news, but he decides to use his remaining time to help others. He uses his device to help people who are in danger or need help. He also uses it to stop criminals and evildoers. As the year progresses, Blair becomes more and more powerful. He is able to do things that no one else can do. He is able to see the future and he is able to control people's minds. However, Blair's power also corrupts him. He becomes more and more selfish and he starts to use his power for his own personal gain. He starts to believe that he is invincible and that he can do whatever he wants. Eventually, Blair's power gets the best of him. He becomes so corrupt that he is willing to do anything to stay alive. He even starts to believe that he is the devil himself. The film ends with Blair being defeated by the devil. The devil tells Blair that he is not the devil and that he is just a man. He tells Blair that he is going to die and that there is nothing he can do to stop it. The Devil Commands is a classic horror film that is still relevant today. It is a story about the dangers of power and the importance of humility.

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The Devil Commands (1941)

Unrated

Horror/Science-Fiction · 1h 5m · 8/26/2003

    

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The Devil Commands is a 1941 American horror film directed by Edward Dmytryk and starring Boris Karloff, Laraine Day, and Richard Carlson. The film is about a scientist who uses a device to communicate with the devil and learns that he will die in one year. The film begins with Dr. Julian Blair (Karloff) conducting an experiment in his laboratory. He is trying to communicate with the devil using a device he has invented. He succeeds in contacting the devil, who tells him that he will die in one year. Blair is shocked by this news, but he decides to use his remaining time to help others. He uses his device to help people who are in danger or need help. He also uses it to stop criminals and evildoers. As the year progresses, Blair becomes more and more powerful. He is able to do things that no one else can do. He is able to see the future and he is able to control people's minds. However, Blair's power also corrupts him. He becomes more and more selfish and he starts to use his power for his own personal gain. He starts to believe that he is invincible and that he can do whatever he wants. Eventually, Blair's power gets the best of him. He becomes so corrupt that he is willing to do anything to stay alive. He even starts to believe that he is the devil himself. The film ends with Blair being defeated by the devil. The devil tells Blair that he is not the devil and that he is just a man. He tells Blair that he is going to die and that there is nothing he can do to stop it. The Devil Commands is a classic horror film that is still relevant today. It is a story about the dangers of power and the importance of humility.

Release Country

United States

Barcode

043396008526

Release Date

8/26/2003

Audio

  English     

Subtitles

English
French

Video Format

NTSC

Aspect Ratio

1.33:1

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Cast
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Boris Karloff

Dr. Julian Blair
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Richard Fiske

Dr. Richard Sayles
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Amanda Duff

Anne Blair
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Anne Revere

Mrs. Walters
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Ralph Penney

Karl
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Dorothy Adams

Mrs. Marcy
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Walter Baldwin

Seth Marcy
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Kenneth MacDonald

Sheriff Ed Willis
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Shirley Warde

Helen Blair
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Ernie Adams

Elam (uncredited)
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Lester Allen

Dr. Van Den (uncredited)
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Wheaton Chambers

Dr. Sanders (uncredited)
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Earl Crawford

Johnson (uncredited)
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Harrison Greene

Mr. Booth, Bakery Proprietor (uncredited)
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Erwin Kalser

Professor Kent (uncredited)
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Eddie Kane

Professor Walt (uncredited)
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George McKay

Station Agent (uncredited)
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Al Rhein

Truck Driver (uncredited)
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John Tyrrell

Postmaster (uncredited)
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Jacques Vanaire

Dr. Hartley (uncredited)
Crew
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Edward Dmytryk

Director
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The Devil Commands

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