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The Body Snatcher

The Body Snatcher(1945)

Also Known As: Robert Louis Stevenson's The Body Snatcher |

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Brief Synopsis

To continue his medical experiments, a doctor must buy corpses from a grave robber.

Cast & Crew

Robert Wise Director
Boris Karloff John Gray
Bela Lugosi Joseph
Henry Daniell Dr. Toddy MacFarlane
Edith Atwater Meg Cameron
Russell Wade Donald Fettes
Rita Corday Mrs. Marsh
Sharyn Moffett Georgina Marsh
Donna Lee Street singer
Robert Clarke Richardson
Carl Kent Gilchrist
Larry Wheat Salesman on street
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York opening: week of 25 May 1945
Release Date:  1945 Production Date:  AFI; AFI-lib
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
Sound:  Mono (RCA Sound System) Production Co:  RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
Duration(mins):  78-79 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • One of Karloff's best

    TK 2013-01-24

    Boris Karloff has a wonderful roll in this movie and he plays it brilliantly. His portrayal of John Gray stands out in my opinion because it's so... MORE>

  • Truly scarey!

    RedRain 2012-10-31

    I've seen this film at least a dozen times and it still manages to be frightening. Excellent acting by all of the cast and the direction is superb. ... MORE>

  • Excellent Karloff Thriller(1945)

    nshepard 2012-10-31

    The blending of Science & Body Snatching makes for a Superb film with John Gray(Karloff) providing the bedlam and Dr. Toddy McFarlane(Henry Daniell)... MORE>