Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1914-07-15
86 Movies · 1 TV Series
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Howard Vernon (15 July 1908 – 25 July 1996) was a Swiss actor. In the 1960s, he became a favourite actor of Spanish horror director Jesús Franco and began starring in many low-budget horror films produced in Spain or France, often portraying a mad doctor named "Dr. Orloff".
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Angel of Death
A Jewish commando unit hunting Nazi war criminals tracks down the infamous Dr. Mengele in the jungle, and find that he is torturing nubile young virgins and performing horrible medical experiments on ...
A model named Barbara Hallen has disappeared and her father gets private detective Sam Morgan to go to Paris to find his daughter. Barbara's trail leads Morgan to a plastic surgery clinic owned by Dr....
The Death of Empedocles
Film adaptation by Straub and Huillet of Hölderlin's 1798 tragedy on the symbolic death of Empedoclus, the legislator in Ancient Greece.
Howl of the Devil
Paul Naschy plays several roles in this film about a nowhere actor who likes to pick up prostitutes and play sex games. His nephew resides with him, and is lost in a fantasy world of his own.
All Mixed Up
After the death of her little boy, Anita wants to take her own life.
Trip to Bangkok, Coffin included
The colonel Daniel Blimp, of the secret British service, travels to Bangkok to investigate the murder of the Brittish Ambassador happened during a holiday in his residence. Blimp receives the help of ...
Blood on My Shoes
Agents across the globe take turns spying on and double-crossing one another in an attempt to locate a valuable formula encrypted in the music code.
Meet Ogroff, the most bestial and savage backwoods killer in the history of French horror genre. This masked psycho randomly butchers random people doing random things in the forest including men, wom...
Revenge in the House of Usher
Upon arriving at the dilapidated estate of his mentor, Dr. Harker finds his former professor, Dr. Usher, radically changed. Instead of the reasoned scholar he once knew, a paranoid man is in his place...
Loin de Manhattan
Christian, an art critic, must write a study on the painter René Dimanche in order to understand why he did not produce anything for eight years. He asks his friend Ingrid to help him break through th...
In a small village, somewhere in France, German soldiers, killed and thrown into the lake by the Resistance during WW II, come back.
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne
It's the engagement party for brilliant young Dr. Henry Jekyll and his fiancée, the beautiful Fanny Osbourne, attended by various pillars of Victorian society. But when people are found raped and murd...
From Hell to Victory
From Hell To Victory follows the relationship of six friends throughout the Second World War. They meet in a cafe in Paris on 24th August 1939 and agree to meet there on the same day every year. The w...
The Long Vacation of Lotte H. Eisner
Directed by Sohrab Shahid Saless.
Seven Women for Satan
Boris Zaroff is a modern businessman who is haunted by his past -- his father was the notorious Count Zaroff of The Most Dangerous Game fame. Consequently, Boris is subject to hallucinations and all-t...
The Musician Killer
A dedicated clarinetist receives a valuable violin and has a difficult time deciding what to do with it.
According to legend, a group of women escaped from Atlantis just before the destruction of the continent. They took refuge on a mysterious island, and founded a kingdom. Men who dared approach the isl...
Love and Death
Set in 19th-century Russia, Allen is a cowardly serf drafted into the Napoleonic war, who would rather write poetry and obsess over his beautiful but pretentious cousin. Allen's cowardice serves him w...
The Mark of Zorro
A French-produced adventure of the Mexican hero.
Fifteen Year Old Captain
Dick Sand travels aboard the "Pilgrim" when, following dramatic events, the ship becomes without a captain. Fate has it so that, to keep all sailors in peace, he shall command the ship. All accept thi...
The Perverse Countess
Two wealthy aristocrats lure a virginal girl to a Spanish island for a night of sex, death and cannibalism in this Jess Franco's softcore version of "The most dangerous game".
Lorna, the Exorcist
Twenty years after seducing a businessman, a demonic temptress lays claim to the man's daughter.
The story opens with Celestine eluding arrest with a friend as the police raid a brothel. While hiding out in the hayloft of the Count de la Braquette's estate, she meets the hayseed handyman Sébastie...
How to Seduce a Virgin
Martine Bressac is released from a psychiatric clinic after a year's treatment and is driven home by her chauffeur, Mathias. She is welcomed by the demented hunchbacked gardener Malou and the mute ser...
A group of nuns become possessed by demons and are then tortured in a dungeon of horrors during the inquisition.
Dolls for Sale
A crime movie directed by Jess Franco.
A Virgin Among the Living Dead
A girl arrives from London to visit her estranged relatives in a remote castle for the reading of her father's will. After a while she discovers that they are all in fact dead and her decision to live...
Sinner: The Secret Diary of a Nymphomaniac
Linda comes to the big city in search of fun and excitement. What she finds is exploitation and abuse at the hands of a succession of sleazy guys. Searching for love, she enters into a lesbian relat...
The Obscene Mirror
A nightclub singer is haunted by the ghost of her late father. The dead man summons her through a mirror, forcing her to commit a series of violent crimes.
Lovers of Devil's Island
A lawyer finds out that a young couple convicted of murder was in fact framed for the crime and goes to the prison with the hope of freeing them and learns the events that happened to the two from a f...
The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein
Dr. Frankenstein is left for dead in the woods. His daughter, Dr. Vera Frankenstein, hunts for his attacker: Dr. Cagliostro, a mad scientist who’s created a race of human-animal hybrids.
The Day of the Jackal
An international assassin known as ‘The Jackal’ is employed by disgruntled French generals to kill President Charles de Gaulle, with a dedicated gendarme on the assassin’s trail.
Part documentary, part mockumentary, part sexploitation, all Franco. Starting in the Garden of Eden we are taken on a voyage around the world that covers various rites of passage and cultures deflower...
Daughter of Dracula
Luisa is called to the bed of her dying mother Edith at Karlstein Castle. Before she dies, she tells Luisa that the Karlsteins are a family of vampires and that her ancestor, the original Count Karlst...
Robinson and His Tempestuous Slaves
Meet poor old Mr. Robinson who is so bored at home with his terrible and an annoying house wife and her Mother. At work one day, he decides to retire from urban life and spend the rest of his time wit...
Dracula, Prisoner of Frankenstein
Dr. Frankenstein and his assistant Morpho are killed just as they bring their creation to life. The monster is taken by Cagliostro and he now controls the monster and plans to have it mate and create ...
The French Sex Murders
The plot involves the murder of a prostitute in a Paris brothel (run by early 60's sex symbol Anita Ekberg). It's blamed on a jealous client, but the lead detective ("Bogey") suspects otherwise. And w...
X312 - Flight to Hell
A plane leaving the turmoil of a South American country in the midst of a revolution crash-lands in the Amazon jungle in Brazil. Among the passengers are a corrupt banker who is smuggling diamonds out...
She Killed in Ecstasy
A young doctor kills himself after a medical committee terminates his research into human embryos, considering it too inhumane. His wife then seeks revenge on those who drove her husband to his death ...
The Devil Came from Akasava
A mineral is discovered which can turn metal to gold or humans into zombies. When the mineral is stolen, secret agents are sent in to get the mineral back!
The Bloody Judge
Horror icon Christopher Lee, who worked with Jess Franco on several occasions, plays Lord George Jeffreys, the infamous and merciless judge and Lord Chancellor in England torn by strife between the re...
The Blood Rose
Frédéric Lansac, an artist and botanist, has a wild affair with party girl Moira, but throws her over when he meets the lovely Anne. Frédéric and Anne marry, but tragedy strikes when Moira shows up at...
Dr. Orloff's Invisible Monster
An evil scientist creates a murderous, invisible ape-man.
In the Castle of Bloody Lust
In an ancient castle, a mad scientist is trying to revive his dead daughter by an operation, but there are certain body parts he needs that he can't get. His problem is solved when a group of drunken ...
Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria clashes with his father, Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria, over implementing progressive policies for their country. Rudolf soon feels he is a man born at the wrong tim...
Janine Reynaud stars as a nightclub stripper who free-floats through a spectral 60's landscape littered with dream-figures, dancing midgets and bizarre S&M games.
3 Movies · 1 TV Series
The Orgies of Dr. Orloff
A horror movie directed by Santos Alcocer.
Graf Yoster gibt sich die Ehre
Graf Yoster gibt sich die Ehre [French title: Le comte Yoster a bien l'honneur] is a TV series which followed the adventures of the title’s amateur gentleman detective. It was a success in particular ...
The Dinosaur and the Baby
An hour-long discussion between Fritz Lang and Jean-Luc Godard in which they discuss a variety of art forms, the role of the cinema, their collaboration together, and much more. (Filmed in 1964 but re...
The Unknown Man of Shandigor
The good news is that at last a scientist has discovered a way to disarm all the nuclear weapons in the world. The bad news is that he doesn't have altruistic intentions with regard to his new inventi...
The Diabolical Dr. Z
A woman seeks to avenge her father's death by using a local dancer, with long poisonous fingernails, to do her bidding.
The Mad Dog
Claude Brasseur plays a villain on the run from both the police and the mob. Good atmosphere in the Paris by Night, including deserted factory, Les Halles market and an empty theatre.
A safecracker turns double agent during WWII.
The Game Is Over
Renee Saccard is a pampered, selfish young wife of a middle-aged Parisian businessman who falls in love with her stepson but is driven to the point of madness when her husband tricks the stepson into ...
An American private-eye, arrives in Alphaville, a futuristic city on another planet which is ruled by an evil scientist named Von Braun, who has outlawed love and self-expression.
What's New Pussycat?
A playboy who refuses to give up his hedonistic lifestyle to settle down and marry his true love seeks help from a demented psychoanalyst who is having romantic problems of his own.
Black Angel of the Mississippi
Early Spanish western. Ramon Torrado’s westerns remain among the most obscure ones. Of his four westerns, all shot around 1964.
As the Allied forces approach Paris in August 1944, German Colonel Von Waldheim is desperate to take all of France's greatest paintings to Germany. He manages to secure a train to transport the valuab...
Zorro the Avenger
Zorro the Avenger
The Sadistic Baron Von Klaus
Jess Franco returns with another campy gore-fest featuring the strange goings-on in a tiny hamlet called Holfen. When women wind up knifed and gouged in the village, everyone thinks the deaths are due...
The Awful Dr. Orlof
Dr. Orlof, a former prison doctor, abducts beautiful women from nightclubs and tries to use their skin to repair his daughter's fire-scarred face. He is assisted by Morpho, a deformed monstrosity who ...
La Riviere des Trois Jonques
La melodía misteriosa
An old violin maker has been killed and the investigators have only one clue: on the night of the crime, a blind street musician heard a melody playing in the house. As they do not know the title of t...
Bob le Flambeur
In Paris, Bob Montagne is practically synonymous with gambling -- and winning. He is kind, classy and well-liked by virtually everyone in town, including police inspector Ledru. However, when Bob's lu...
A chronicle of the life of Bertrand du Guesclin, grand officer of the French army in the 14th century.
Le Silence de la Mer
In a small town in occupied France in 1941, the German officer, Werner Von Ebrennac is billeted in the house of the uncle and his niece. The uncle and niece refuse to speak to him, but each evening th...