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Doctor Blood's Coffin (1961)

Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller | January 1961 (UK)
People are mysteriously disappearing near a remote Cornish village, where a scientist is experimenting with reviving the dead.

Director:

Sidney J. Furie

Writers:

Nathan Juran (story) (as Jerry Juran), Nathan Juran (screenplay) (as Jerry Juran) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kieron Moore ... Dr. Peter Blood
Hazel Court ... Nurse Linda Parker
Ian Hunter ... Dr. Robert Blood, Peter's Father
Kenneth J. Warren Kenneth J. Warren ... Sgt. Cook
Gerald Lawson Gerald Lawson ... Mr. G. F. Morton (as Gerald C. Lawson)
Fred Johnson ... Tregaye
Paul Hardtmuth Paul Hardtmuth ... Prof. Luckman
Paul Stockman ... Steve Parker, Linda's Husband
Andy Alston Andy Alston ... George Beale the Tunnel Expert
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People are mysteriously disappearing near a remote Cornish village, where a scientist is experimenting with reviving the dead.

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We dare you to look into...Doctor Blood's Coffin See more »


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1961 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

El abrazo del muerto See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Dr. Peter Blood was also the name of Errol Flynn's "Captain Blood". See more »

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Featured in Rich Kids (1979) See more »

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The Candle of His Lust Burned Brightest In The Grave!
28 December 2010 | by irearlySee all my reviews

Pretty straight forward little thriller, one I've always wanted to see, that interestingly makes a monster out of a doctor who wants to do heart transplants! And this was about 4 or 5 years before it actually happened for real! I wonder how Christiaan Barnard felt about that! OK I just checked the first heart transplant was 1967.

Dr. Blood himself is pretty over the top not hesitating to sacrifice the useless and unworthy to further his pursuits.

It's close and a little clammy when down in the mine tunnels but the location work is good and I want to add my praises for Hazel Court who is too attractive for her role. There's a great bit in the first two minutes. She's a nurse and when the village Dr drives up she runs over to help with his packages. He loads her up with an armful of five or six boxes then wanders off to jaw with the locals. Pretty funny bit no matter how you parse it from a period or contemporary perspective.

I wouldn't recommend it. It's OK of its kind but the ending, which the whole movie builds up to, is ludicrous and let's all the steam out of the slowly, but effectively, developed tension.


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