When his friend Professor Kingsley is at deaths door, brain surgeon Dr. Sovac saves his life by means of an illegal operation that transplants part of injured gangster Red Cannon's brain. Unfortunately, the operation has a disastrous Jeckll and Hyde side effect and under certain conditions the persona of Cannon emerges. Sovac soon learns of the duel personality and of half a million dollars the gangster has hidden away. He attempts to find the money through the manipulation of his friend, an attempt that brings Kingsley closer to madness as he alternates between a meek professor of English and a brutal gangster out for murderous revenge on those who tried to kill him. Written by
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While a group of gangsters battle it out on a street, George Kingsley (Stanley Ridges), a college professor, is injured. George and a famous gangster, Red Cannon, are brought to a hospital. In an effort to save his friend Kingsley, Dr. Sovac (Boris Karloff) transplants part of Cannon's brain to Kingsley's. Kingsley survives the operation, but Cannon dies. There is a struggle to find the location of $500,000 that Cannon hid from his rival Marnay (Bela Lugosi). Sovac hypnotizes him, Kingsley is transformed into Red Cannon and starts killing everyone in sight. Lugosi in many ways stole the scenes from Karloff in this picture dispite the fact that Karloff had the leading role. This was Karloff's and Lugosi last film together with Universal. This is a must see film for all Karloff and Lugosi fans!
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