Dr. Bernard Adrian is a kindly mad scientist who seeks to cure a young woman's polio. He needs spinal fluid from a human to complete the formula for his experimental serum. Meanwhile, a ... See full summary »
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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I like the fact this film could fall under so many categories: horror, drama, mystery, melodrama, sci-fi. The first 20-30 minutes are great, and it could have turned into a classic, despite its unrealism. But then a few bad turns take it down the road to a 6. One decision for the film alone doomed it out of the classic category. Be prepared: Bela Lugosi has a small part and does not appear with Boris Karloff.
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