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Black Friday

Black Friday(1940)

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Brief Synopsis

When his friend Professor Kingsely (Ridges) is at deaths door, brain surgeon Dr. Sovac (Karloff) saves his life by means of an illegal operation that transplants part of injured gangster Red Cannon's brain. Unfortunately, the operation has a disasterous Jeckll and Hyde side effect and under certain conditions the persona of Cannon emerges. Sovac soon learns of the duel personality and of half a million dollars the gangster has hidden away. He attempts to find the money through the manipulation of his friend, an attempt that brings Kingsley closer to madness as he alternates between a meek professor of english and a brutal gangster out for murderous revenge on those who tried to kill him.

Cast & Crew

Arthur Lubin Director
Boris Karloff Dr. Ernest Sovac
Bela Lugosi Eric Marnay
Stanley Ridges Professor George Kingsley
Anne Nagel Sunny [Rogers]
Anne Gwynne Jean Sovac
Virginia Brissac Mrs. Margaret Kingsley
Edmund McDonald Frank Miller
Paul Fix [William] Kane
Murray Alper Bellhop
Jack Mulhall Bartender
Joe King Chief of police
John Kelly Taxi driver
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  World premiere in Chicago: 29 Feb 1940
Release Date:  1940 Production Date:  none available
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Universal Pictures Co.
Sound:  Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording) Production Co:  Universal Pictures Co.
Duration(mins):  70 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  7    

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