A TCM Vault release, it will contain all the usual bonus features associated with the Vault line. Some of the co-stars include with Walter Huston, Robert Young, Constance Cummings and Leo Carrillo with Criminal Code helmed by Howard Hawks.
Available exclusively for purchase at TCM.com, this set will be available for rent here at ClassicFlix and nowhere else!
Turner Classic Movies and Sony Home Entertainment proudly present Karloff: Criminal Kind, a new collection of three atmospheric crime thrillers that showcase Boris Karloff’s intensity and depth as a dramatic actor.
Before he gained notoriety as “The Monster” in Frankenstein, Boris Karloff (b. William Henry Pratt) had appeared in over 75 feature films and serials.
Born to a distinguished British family, he assumed a stage name and immigrated to Canada and then the United States, where he performed various manual labor jobs while trying to launch an acting career. The grittiness of his life experience carries over to his performances in the three films in this collection.
The Criminal Code (1931)
Directed by Howard Hawks (Scarface, The Big Sleep), Karloff plays a prisoner who is both a ruthless killer and a steadfast friend to other convicts—so long as they maintain the prisoner’s code of silence.
The Guilty Generation (1931)
Karloff plays a notorious bootlegger whose son falls for the daughter of his mortal enemy in a Prohibition-era twist on “Romeo and Juliet.
Behind the Mask (1932)
Karloff plays a small-time criminal who helps a federal agent (Jack Holt) bust a narcotics syndicate.
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