The Climax (1944)Genre: Horror, Music, Thriller
Director: George Waggner
Writer: Curt Siodmak, Lynn Starling, Curt Siodmak
Stars: Boris Karloff, Susanna Foster, Turhan Bey, Gale Sondergaard, Thomas Gomez
Countries: United States
Dr. Hohner (Karloff), theatre physician at the Vienna Royal Theatre, murders his mistress, the star soprano when his jealousy drives him to the point of mad obsession. Ten years later, another young singer (Foster) reminds Hohner of the late diva, and his old mania kicks in. Hohner wants to prevent her from singing for anyone but him, even if it means silencing her forever. The singer’s fiancée (Bey) rushes to save her in the film’s climax.