The Anatomist


1h 13m 1961

Film Details

Release Date
Oct 1961
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Dola Films
Distribution Company
Dave Bader
Country
United Kingdom
Screenplay Information
Based on the play The Anatomist by James Bridie (London, 7 Oct 1931).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 13m

Synopsis

Dr. Knox, a professor of anatomy in Edinburgh in 1828, buys bodies from two Irish grave robbers who frequently resort to murder when there is a shortage of bodies. Knox's assistant, George Cole, becomes aware of the origin of the bodies when he recognizes the corpse of Adrienne Corri, a young woman whom he had met at a bar. Cole protests to Knox, but he is rebuffed until an angry mob threatens to hunt down the professor. The grave robbers are arrested; Knox is implicated in the resulting scandal; Cole manages to appease the mob; and the students continue to attend Dr. Knox's lectures.

Film Details

Release Date
Oct 1961
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Dola Films
Distribution Company
Dave Bader
Country
United Kingdom
Screenplay Information
Based on the play The Anatomist by James Bridie (London, 7 Oct 1931).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 13m

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