The Black Sleep (1956)
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as Sir Joel Cadman
as Laurie Munroe
as Odo the Gypsy
as Dr. Munroe/Mungo
as Dr. Gordon Ramsay
as Miss Daly
as Investigative Sgt. Steel
as 1st Bobby
as Scotland Yard Detective
Critic Reviews for The Black Sleep
The Black Sleep isn't nearly as bad as its reputation, but a higher budget and a more accomplished director than Reginald LeBorg might have yielded a more respectable horror yarn.
probably the best picture that tor johnson starred in... that doesn't say much.
Audience Reviews for The Black Sleep
If only it had Karloff and Price it would have collected nearly all the significant horror actors of that generation. Mostly carried by Basil Rathbone of long-running Sherlock Holmes fame who in this film gets to play the bad guy instead when Scotland Yard comes calling. The rest of the cast was mostly reduced to cliched versions of the Frankenstein monster again and again. Basically about a doc that experiments on other people's brains while alive in some desperate hope to restore his wife from her brain tumor.
Of its type not bad helped by a cast full of stalwarts of the genre.
This was so absurd but the ending was silly enough to make it a little okay. I mean, a man slapping the bad guys about with a staff and laughing about burning the infidels while a half bald woman follows along just hysterically giggling? I'll certainly remember it at least.
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