The Body Snatcher

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The Body Snatcher

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The Body Snatcher

Release Date: May 25, 1945

Year    :   1945
Slogan    :   «GRAVES RAIDED! COFFINS ROBBED! CORPSES CARVED! MIDNIGHT MURDER! BODY BLACKMAIL! STALKING GHOULS! Mad Thrills of Terror And Macabre Mystery... –and don't blame us if you stay awake all night!»
Genres    :   Horror, Thriller
Production Companies    :   RKO Radio Pictures
Director    :   Robert Wise
Producers    :   Jack J. Gross, Val Lewton
Writers    :   Philip MacDonald, Robert Louis Stevenson, Val Lewton
RunTime    :   78 mins.
Budget    :   125000

Edinburgh, 1831. Among those who undertake the illegal trade of grave robbery is Gray, ostensibly a cab driver. Formerly a medical student convicted of grave robbery, Gray holds a grudge against Dr. MacFarlane who had escaped detection and punishment.

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