Πέμπτη, 15 Νοεμβρίου 2012

The Body Snatcher (Robert Wise, 1945)


The Body Snatchers another one masterpiece by Val Lewton






The film Body Snatcher was directed by Robert Wise and the plot structure of the film is based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s short story “The Body Snatcher”.

The film was produced by Val Lewton and the screenplay was written by Philip MacDonald and Val Lewton.



Cast of “The Body Snatchers




Boris Karloff performs  the part of Cabman John Cray (the main male character), Bela Lugosi plays the part of Joseph, Henry Daniell performs the part Dr. Woffe  Mac Farlane, Russell Wade performs the part of Donald Fettes and Edith Atwater performs the part of Meg Camden. In film participates also Rita Corday, Shary Moffet and Donna Lee.

The plot structure of “The Body Snatcher





The plot structure of the film is developed in Scotland’s capital and one of the most beautiful cities on earth Edinbrugh in 1831, the main character is Dr. Wolfe Mc Farlane who is director of the medical school and he has a very active student Donald Fettes.

Donald Fettes is promoted to Dr. Mac Farlanes assistant and he wants to help a local Scottish girl who has a lost one of hers legs. He believes that Mac Farlane’s surgical skill’s could help her.

Donald Fettes will discover very soon the dark side of Dr Wolfe Mac Farlane, medicine school’s director has a very well kept secret he pays money to a local cabbie John Gray to supply him with dead bodies for “academic research”. Fetter discovers that John Cray does not only robe graves but he kills human beings to supply Dr. Wolfe McFarlane with bodies.  

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