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Boris Karloff preparing to harvest the body of Bela Lugosi
Boris Karloff preparing to harvest the body of Bela Lugosi

Thumbnail for The Body Snatcher (1945) The Body Snatcher (1945)

Basic Info Rusty's rating: 78
Notable as: HorrorGenre: Black-and-white, Horror, Psychological thriller, Thriller, Gothic FilmRuntime: 73 - 78 minutesLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesDirector: Robert WiseScreenwriter: Philip MacDonald, Val LewtonBased on: The Body SnatcherMusic: Roy WebbCinematography: Robert De GrasseStars: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Henry Daniell, Edith Atwater, Jack Welch, Mary GordonProducer: Val LewtonStudio: RKO PicturesAward details: (details at IMDb)
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The Body Snatcher is a 1945 horror film directed by Robert Wise based on the short story The Body Snatcher by Robert Louis Stevenson. The film's producer Val Lewton helped adapt the story for the screen, writing under the pen name of "Carlos Keith". The film was marketed with the tagline The screen's last word in shock sensation! The frequent mentions of Burke, Hare, and Dr. Knox, all refer to the West Port murders in 1828. This would be the last film to feature both Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi.


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