Corridors of Blood


1h 26m 1963

Brief Synopsis

In an effort to relieve the suffering of surgery patients, Dr. Thomas Bolton painstakingly develops an opium-based anesthetic, to which he gradually becomes addicted. In order to provide a continual supply of chemicals to continue his experiments and support his addiction, he falls in with a den of murderers who use his signature to sell cadavers to the local hospital.

Film Details

Also Known As
The Doctor of Seven Dials
Release Date
Jan 1963
Premiere Information
New York opening: 5 Jun 1963
Production Company
Producers Associates
Distribution Company
Altura Films International; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.
Country
Great Britain and United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 26m
Sound
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Color
Black and White

Synopsis

Before the discovery of anesthesia, operations were bloody, screaming ordeals from which the patient often emerged insane. In 1840, London surgeon Dr. Bolton tries to remedy the situation, but he becomes addicted to his experimental drugs. Following a demonstration during which one of his patients rises from the operating table and attacks the attending doctors and students, the humiliated Bolton takes an overdose of drugs and enters a tavern in the slum district of Seven Dials. There he falls prey to Black Ben and Resurrection Joe, whose main activity is supplying the hospital with bodies for dissection. In exchange for stolen drugs, Bolton is forced to supply signed death certificates for their victims. When one of the grave robbers murders a hospital guard, the police apprehend the criminals, but not before Bolton is stabbed to death. Bolton's son Jonathan continues his father's experiments and becomes instrumental in developing anesthetics.

Film Details

Also Known As
The Doctor of Seven Dials
Release Date
Jan 1963
Premiere Information
New York opening: 5 Jun 1963
Production Company
Producers Associates
Distribution Company
Altura Films International; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.
Country
Great Britain and United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 26m
Sound
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Color
Black and White

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Notes

Released in Great Britain in September 1962; running time: 86 min. The working title of this film is The Doctor of Seven Dials.