Dr. Laurence, a once-respectable scientist, begins to research the origin of the mind and the soul. The science community rejects him, and he risks losing everything for which he has worked. He begins to use his discoveries to save his research and further his own causes, thereby becoming... a Mad Scientist, almost unstoppable... Written by
Boris Karloff's second feature in Britain, filmed March 3-mid April 1936, followed quickly by "Juggernaut." See more »
After Dr. Laurience transfers minds between himself and Dick Haslewood, Haslewood-now in Laurience's body-slams his restraint chair against the wall of his transfer booth, thereby shattering the glass, to effect his escape from the incoming gas. Moments later, however, when Clare and the police return Dick and the doctor to their respective chambers for mind re-transference, that booth is once-again intact and undamaged. See more »
[after proposing to sponsor his experiments]
May I take it then, Dr. Laurience, that you agree?
[In a cautionary tone]
You'll be sorry if you do.
I must work in my own way.
[Looking around at the seediness of the setting]
How can you work in this atmosphere?
If you refer to the smell of bacon, it is no obstacle to scientific research.
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Long before some of our favourite classic horror films were ever invented there was The Brainsnatcher (The Man Who Changed His Mind). "The Brainsnatcher" is almost as good as some of the horror movies we have today. Boris Karloff gives off a brilliant performance as a mad scientist and is aided by great performances by Anna Lee, Brian Pawley and Donald Calthrop. Altogether a very good production that should not be forgotten.
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