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The Body Snatcher (1945)
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The Body Snatcher (1945) Based on a Robert Louis Stevenson story, a young medical student learns that both good and evil are manifested in all men.

Movie Tagline:
INVADED!...the sanctuary of the Dead!...by the Hero of Horror!...and the Master of Menace!

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

Title: Body Snatcher, The
Release Date: May 25, 1945
Runtime: 77 mins
Genre: Drama
All Genres: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Black and White
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 7.4
Buried.com Rating: 8.4 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With B

MPAA Rating: Approved

Robert Wise

Boris Karloff ...Cabman John Gray
Bela Lugosi ...Joseph
Henry Daniell ...Dr. Wolfe 'Toddy' MacFarlane
Edith Atwater ...Meg Camden
Russell Wade ...Donald Fettes
Rita Corday ...Mrs. Marsh
Sharyn Moffett ...Georgina Marsh
Donna Lee ...Street singer
Ted Billings ...Townsman
Bobby Burns ...Mourner
Robert Clarke ...Richardson
Aina Constant ...Maidservant
Mary Gordon ...Mrs. Mary McBride
Carl Kent ...Gilchrist
Milton Kibbee ...Dan
Ethan Laidlaw ...Pub patron
Jim Moran ...Angus, the horse trader
Jack Welch ...Boy
Larry Wheat ...Salesman
Bill Williams ...Service

Jack J. Gross
Val Lewton

Robert Louis Stevenson
Philip MacDonald
Val Lewton

Roy Webb

The Body Snatcher Horror Film Trailer 1

More Movie Taglines:
  • INVADED!...the sanctuary of the Dead!...by the Hero of Horror!...and the Master of Menace!
  • The Screen's Last Word in Shock Sensation!
  • Not Hollywood Bunk
  • But Dramatized From Unthinkable FACTS of Record!
  • Foul Traffic in Dead Bodies.
  • Foul Fingers Crimson with Dead Men's Blood!
Movie Quote(s):
  • Dr. Wolfe 'Toddy' MacFarlane: What is Gray to me? He's a man from whom I buy what I need when I need it. The rest is forgotten. Meg Camden: You may deny him, Toddy, but you'll not rid yourself of him by saying the devil's dead.
  • Cabman John Gray: I am a small man, a humble man. Being poor I have had to do much that I did not want to do. But so long as the great Dr McFarlane comes to my whistle, that long am I a man. If I have not that then I have nothing. Then I am only a cabman and a grave robber. You'll never get rid of me, Toddy.
  • Dr. Wolfe 'Toddy' MacFarlane: Gray, I must be rid of you. You've become a cancer, a malignant evil cancer rotting my mind. Cabman John Gray: You've made a disease of me, eh, Toddy?
  • Joseph: I know you kill people to sell bodies. Cabman John Gray: You say you came here of your own account. No-one sent you, no-one knows you're here? Joseph: Give me money or I tell the police that you murder the subjects. Cabman John Gray: Well, Joseph, you shall have money, why should you not? I don't suppose the great Dr MacFarlane is over lavish with his pay? Joseph: No.
  • Dr. Wolfe 'Toddy' MacFarlane: If you've any regard for your neck, you'll leave now and stay away from my house, from my school, and from me. Cabman John Gray: Well, I've no wish for a rope cravat. I never like the small of hemp. So I'll bid you good night, Dr McFarlane.
Movie Trivia:
  • This film the last on-screen teaming of Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi.
  • Although based on a fictional short story by Robert Louis Stevenson, the author came up with the idea from actual events occurring in 19th century England and Scotland, particularly those of grave robbers Burke and Hare.
  • The stock footage that opens the film does not actually depict Edinburgh, Scotland.
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