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This enjoyably twisted British thriller was shot back-to-back with the equally warped and is one of the first films of any genre to address the subject of drug addiction. It stars Boris Karloff as Dr. Thomas Bolton, a London surgeon who believes he has developed a safe and effective anesthetic serum which he hopes will revolutionize the world of medicine. Unfortunately, a demonstration of the drug before a panel of his peers ends in a horrific mishap -- with his patient awakening under the knife -- and he is forced to leave his position in disgrace. To complicate matters, Bolton has become addicted to his own concoctions and is forced to enter an illicit arrangement, forging death certificates for a pair of grave-robbers (including Christopher Lee) in exchange for a regular fix and the means to continue his experiments. As one would imagine, this shady partnership leads him further down the road to ruin, culminating in his unwitting participation in murder -- for which he becomes the victim of a blackmail scheme. Karloff's multi-layered performance is one of his finest, bringing a great deal of pathos to his tragic character. This film was also something of a turning point for Lee, who had already risen to international fame in many Hammer productions by the time this film was acquired by MGM for American distribution. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi

Cast

Boris Karloff
as Dr. Thomas Bolton
Christopher Lee
as Resurrection Joe
Carl Bernard
as Ned The Cow
Adrienne Corri
as Rachel
Finlay Currie
as Dr. Matheson
Julian D'Albie
as Bald Man
Basil Dignam
as Chairman
Nigel Green
as Inspector Donovan
Roddy Hughes
as Man with Watch
Howard Lang
as Chief Inspector
Charles Lloyd Pack
as Hardcastle
Frank Pettingell
as Dr. Blount
Robert Raglan
as Wilkes
Yvonne Romain
as Rosa
Betta St. John
as Susan
Marian Spencer
as Mrs. Matheson
Marianne Stone
as Woman Arrested at Black Ben's
Yvonne Romain
as Rosa
Basil Dignam
as Chairman
Marianne Stone
as Woman Arrested at Black Ben's
Nigel Green
as Inspector Donovan
Roddy Hughes
as Man with Watch
Adrienne Corri
as Rachel
Carl Bernard
as Ned The Cow
Finlay Currie
as Dr. Matheson
Marian Spencer
as Mrs. Matheson
Betta St. John
as Susan
Howard Lang
as Chief Inspector
Julian D'Albie
as Bald Man
Robert Raglan
as Wilkes
Frank Pettingell
as Dr. Blount
Charles Lloyd Pack
as Hardcastle

Crew

Robert Day
Director
John Croydon
Producer
Geoffrey Faithfull
Cinematographer
Buxton Orr
Composer (Music Score)
Tony Masters
Art Director
Wally Schneiderman
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