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Corridors of Blood

  • Crime/detective
  • Horror
  • 1962
  • Robert Day
  • 83 mins
  • X

Summary

Horror drama starring Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee. A London surgeon works to develop anaesthetics in the days when medical treatment was primitive and hospitals resembled torture chambers. But a demonstration of his "gas" goes badly wrong.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

In this robust horror yarn, compassionate surgeon Boris Karloff is forced to sign false death certificates when he gets involved with two loathsome grave robbers (Christopher Lee and Francis de Wolff) during his work on an experimental anaesthetic. Boasting beautiful black-and-white photography, this 19th-century-set tale has a great combination of gas-lit melodrama, pseudo-historic science and body-snatcher gruesomeness. Director Robert Day's picture is reminiscent of Hogarth and marked the first time Karloff and Lee worked together.

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Credits

Cast

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Dr BoltonBoris Karloff
SusanBetta St John
Resurrection JoeChristopher Lee
Supt MathesonFinlay Currie
RachelAdrienne Corri
Black BenFrancis De Wolff
Jonathan BoltonFrancis Matthews
BlountFrank Pettingell
ChairmanBasil Dignam
Mrs MathesonMarian Spencer

Crew

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DirectorRobert Day

Details

Theatrical distributor
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Languages
English
Guidance
Some violence, drug abuse.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Black and white
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