The Body Snatcher

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The Body Snatcher ★★★½ 1945

Based on Robert Louis Stevenson's story about a grave robber who supplies corpses to research scientists. Set in Edinburgh in the 19th century, this Lewton production is superior. One of Karloff's best vehicles. 77m/B VHS, DVD . Edith Atwater, Russell Wade, Rita (Paula) Corday, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Henry Daniell, Sharyn Moffett, Donna Lee; D: Robert Wise; W: Philip MacDonald, Val Lewton; C: Robert De Grasse.