The Doctor and the Devils (2003)


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Movie Info

A movie version of the stage play The Doctor and the Devils, written in the 1950s by Welsh poet/playwright Dylan Thomas, had been planned and shelved by several filmmakers before producer Mel Brooks and director Freddie Francis finally brought the project to fruition in 1985. Essentially, the story is the old one about grave robbers Burke and Hare and Scottish surgeon Dr. Robert Knox (which also yielded the 1945 Val Lewton classic The Body Snatcher). Timothy Dalton plays 18th century doctor … More

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Horror, Art House & International
Directed By:
Written By: Dylan Thomas, Ronald Harwood
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 6, 2005



as Dr. Thomas Rock

as Robert Fallon

as Jenny Bailey

as Dr. Murray

as Annabella Rock

as Elizabeth Rock

as Timothy Broom

as Dr. Thornton

as Prison Guard

as Cronin

as Prison Guard

as Molly the Maid

as Customer

as Mr. Webb

as Tom the Porter

as Policeman

as Billy Bedlam

as Sewerman

as Mrs. Stevens

as Messenger

as Dr. Mackendrick

as Andrew Merry-Lees

as Nightwatchman

as Dr. Stevens

as O'Connor

as Nora Webb

as Billings

as Lambert

as Mrs. Flynn

as Praying Howard

as Harding

as Prof. Macklin
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Critic Reviews for The Doctor and the Devils

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Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Feels as though the plot could do even more with its material.

Full Review… | November 12, 2014
Aisle Seat

A dull, uninspired—albeit aesthetically handsome—experience.

Full Review… | October 30, 2014

Audience Reviews for The Doctor and the Devils

Okay, yeah, there's a good cast, and moments of entertainment here... but this is an old story that has been told in too many films already. I was just bored, it brought nothing new to the old tale.

Aj V

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