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A ruthless doctor and his young prize student find themselves continually harassed by their murderous supplier of illegal cadavers.

Director: Robert Wise
Writers: Robert Louis Stevenson (short story "The Body Snatcher"), Philip MacDonald, and 1 more credit »
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CastMilt Kibbee, Boris Karloff, Mary Gordon, Henry Daniell, Robert Clarke, Bill Williams, Béla Lugosi, Lawrence Wheat, Donna Lee, Edith Atwater, Russell Wade, Rita Corday, Sharyn Moffett, Jim Moran, Carl Kent, Aina Constant
DirectorRobert Wise
Genre:  Action, Adventure, Horror
Release Date:  January 1, 1945
MPAA Rating:  Unrated
Runtime:  1hr 17min
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review by . April 26, 2011
Well-done drama with Henry Daniell and Boris Karloff, plus cadavers
For a low-budget, B movie horror quickie, The Body Snatcher holds up remarkably well as a tightly-told, well-acted story. The horror is in the situation, not the actors' make-up or the staggering around of corpses. Corpses there are, but they're freshly dug up, and their purpose is not to grasp and choke, but to be dissected by a complex and morally ambiguous surgeon.       Dr. Wolfe MacFarlane (Henry Daniell) is a brilliant surgeon and teacher in 1831 Edinburgh. …
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