Corridors of Blood
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Drama / Horror (1958) 87 minutes ~ Black & White
Surgery in the days before anesthetics, when patients were strapped down with leather bands and suffered amputations while fully conscious, forms the background of this horrifying story. Pain and the knife are inseperable, the doctors used to claim.
A humane surgeon experiments on himself with a newly-discovered gas but becomes addicted to it and is forbidden to continue to practice. Denied access to the drugs he needs, his desperation leads him into a diabolical bargain with the body snatchers who provide hospitals with dead bodies for dissection. They promise him the drugs he needs in exchange for his signature on false death certificates to conceal their crimes.
Director: Robert Day
Writer: Jean Scott Rogers (screenplay and story)
Stars: Boris Karloff, Betta St. John, Christopher Lee, Finlay Currie