Watch Mr. Sardonicus Movie Online
Published 03 04, 2015
Year : 1961
Release date : 12 February 1962
Genres: Drama, Horror, Mystery,
Director : William Castle,
Writers: Ray Russell,
Stars: Ronald Lewis, Audrey Dalton, Guy Rolfe, Oskar Homolka, Vladimir Sokoloff,
Time: 89 min.
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Mr. Sardonicus Movie Online
In 1880, in the fictional central European country of Gorslava, prominent London physician Sir Robert Cargrave (Ronald Lewis) has come to visit the mysterious Baron Sardonicus (Guy Rolfe) at the urgent request of Cargrave's former love, Maude (Audrey Dalton), now the Baron's wife. Sir Robert becomes apprehensive when his inquiries about Sardonicus are met with fear. When Sir Robert arrives at Castle Sardonicus, his fears are quickly justified: one of his first sights is that of Sardonicus' servant Krull (Oskar Homolka, credited as "Oscar Homolka") torturing one of the Baron's servants by placing leeches on her face. Maude herself is fearful of what will happen if Sir Robert is not willing to do as Sardonicus asks of him. Even Krull is not immune to the Baron's cruelty as he is missing an eye, thanks to Sardonicus's anger. Sardonicus tells Sir Robert his story. Once he was Marek Toleslawski, a farmer like his father Henryk (Vladimir Sokoloff). Marek and his wife Elenka (Erika Peters) lived a humble life, but Elenka and Henryk wanted more. Henryk bought a ticket for the national lottery, but died in his sleep that night. Marek and Elenka learned that the ticket was a winner but could only claim the prize if they had the ticket, which was buried with Henryk. Elenka pressed Marek to retrieve the ticket so he could, as she said, prove his love to her. Marek opened the grave and was horrified to see his father's skull seemingly grinning at him. After screaming and running away, he went back and retrieved the ticket. When he returned home, he and Elenka realized something was wrong: Marek could not speak. Elenka lit a candle and saw Marek's face contorted into a fixed terrifying grin, similar to Henryk's skull. The prize money allowed Marek to buy a title and castle; but Elenka committed suicide soon after seeing his face for the first time, so she was unable to share the riches with him. Marek renamed himself "Sardonicus" (after the medical term Risus sardonicus, Latin for "sardonic smile", used for tetanus victims) and learned to speak all over again with the help of some of the greatest diction experts in the world. His own subsequent experiments on young women were intended to find a cure for his condition, but he has had no success. Since Sardonicus's new wife Maude had mentioned Sir Robert as a great doctor specializing in paralysis, he had hoped Sir Robert would help restore his face. (He had tried several other great doctors before, with no success). Sir Robert agrees to try.