Dr Carl Mortner (Willoughby Gray)

Dr Carl Mortner (Willoughby Gray)

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Dr Carl Mortner played by Willoughby Gray

Born in London, England on 5th November 1916

Died 13th February 1993

Starred In A View To A Kill (1985)

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Dr Carl Mortner appears in a small number of scenes throughout the film. Bond meets the doctor as he leaves Max Zorin's study, pretending to be looking for the bar. As the doctor escorts Bond to where he should be, Bond asks him about how Zorin's horses always seem to win, and is introduced to Bob Conley and Zorin himself. He later appears after Bond breaks into Zorin's lab and tells Zorin that 007 has been snooping around in places he shouldn't have been.

At the end of the film after Zorin is killed, Mortner attempts to kill Bond by lighting a bundle of dynamite. Just as he tries to throw it out of Zorin's airship, Bond cuts the airship free sending the dynamite flying backwards. While Scarpine and Mortner panic trying to get rid of the dynamite, it blows up killing them both.

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Dr Carl Mortner is really Hans Glaub, a scientist who worked in the Second World War as a Nazi scientist. He experimented with giving steroids to pregnant women in an attempt to produce super-intelligent children. Captured by the Russians after the war, he worked to enhance the performance and stamina of top athletes, before defecting.

Complete with monocle, Mortner truly is the stereotypical 'mad' doctor. Acting as a father figure to Max Zorin, Mortner assists Zorin in his quest for domination. He also uses his knowledge and expertise to help Zorin's horses win races by using the cane transmitter and implants in his horses. §

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Dr Carl Mortner (Willoughby Gray)
Dr Carl Mortner (Willoughby Gray)