Corridors of Blood

Corridors of Blood

Boris Karloff
Director: Robert Day Cast: Boris Karloff
Boris Karloff
, Betta St. John
Betta St. John
, Christopher Lee
Christopher Lee
Robert Day


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This enjoyably twisted British thriller was shot back-to-back with the equally warped Haunted Strangler 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.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/09/2018
UPC: 0886470287338
Original Release: 1959
Rating: NR
Source: Digicomtv
Time: 1:26:00
Sales rank: 41,325

Cast & Crew

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

Technical Credits
Robert Day Director
John Croydon Producer
Geoffrey Faithfull Cinematographer
Frederick Lewis Musical Direction/Supervision
Tony Masters Art Director
Peter Mayhew Editor
Buxton Orr Score Composer
Jean Scott Rogers Screenwriter
Wally Schneiderman Makeup
Charles F. Vetter Producer

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