A young man studying medicine in Edinburgh is asked by his professor to be responsible for receiving the cadavers to be dissected by the school's students. Though he knows many are stolen from graves, he keeps his silence. Then one night he recognizes one of the cadavers as the victim of murder. Instead of turning in the culprit, he allows himself to be drawn deeper into the gruesome intrigue. But justice has the last laugh when the evidence of the man's crimes -- evidence he thought long since dissected and disposed of -- mysteriously resurfaces to his everlasting horror.
To continue his medical experiments, a doctor must buy corpses from a grave robber.
Release Date: May 25, 1945
Release Time: 77 minutes
Boris Karloff as Cabman John Gray
Béla Lugosi as Joseph
Henry Daniell as Dr. Wolfe "Toddy" MacFarlane
Edith Atwater as Meg Camden
Russell Wade as Donald Fettes
Rita Corday as Mrs. Marsh
Sharyn Moffett as Georgina Marsh
Donna Lee – Street singer
Robert Louis (Balfour) Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, and travel writer, and a leading representative of English literature. He was greatly admired by many authors, including Jorge Luis Borges, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling and Vladimir Nabokov.
Most modernist writers dismissed him, however, because he was popular and did not write within their narrow definition of literature. It is only recently that critics have begun to look beyond Stevenson's popularity and allow him a place in the Western canon.
On December 3rd, 1894, he died of an apparent cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 44.
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