The Body Snatcher (1945)
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as Cabman John Gray
as Donald Fettes
as Dr. Wolfe "Toddy" MacFarlane
as Meg Camden
as Mrs. Marsh
as Mrs. Mary McBride
as Georgina Marsh
as Horse Trader
as Street Singer
as Maid Servant
Critic Reviews for The Body Snatcher
Settings are inexpensive but sufficient for the needs. Production values, in general, however, aid materially in making this picture a winner.
Even though this film is taken from a modest stage play of a few seasons back, its humors are as stale and mechanical as those of the oldest such farce.
One of the lesser products of Val Lewton's years as the head of RKO's horror-film unit.
A strong, well above-average effort in almost every way, there's no evidence at all that Lewton's first brush with money and success dulled his instincts.
Audience Reviews for The Body Snatcher
A pretty interesting little flick that ends extremely well. Odd seeing Bela Lugosi in such a tiny role, but also it's nice to see Boris Karloff being so evil and relishing it.
My favourite corpse snatching movie, it stars both Karloff and Lugosi, how could you not like it? It's exciting and creepy.
One of many from Val Lewton's stable of low budget horror masterpieces, a young Robert Wise masterfully directs Robert Louis Stevenson's tale of a doctor willing to cross the line in search of knowledge and the man who torments him. The Body Snatcher is proof positive that Boris Karloff was a great actor as any scene he's in legitimately has the ability to make your skin crawl. Don't get too excited about Bela Lugosi's (I'm pretty sure he's supposed to be a retarded Spaniard) role as he's got very little screen time but his final scene with Karloff is superb. Wise does so much with so little and that final carriage scene came close to freaking me out.
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