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The Corpse Vanishes (1942)

Passed  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi  |  8 May 1942 (USA)
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A scientist, aided by an old hag & her two sons - a malicious dwarf and a brutish moron, kills virgin brides, steals their bodies, & extracts gland fluid to keep his ancient wife alive and young.

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Dr. Lorenz, a mad scientist, wants to keep his elderly wife young. He does this by kidnapping young females and extracting fluid from them. He then injects this fluid into his wife. What a diabolical guy! Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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KIDNAPPED BRIDES Are The Victims Of His Terror! Prepare to shudder when you see the strange practices of this doctor who sacrificed beautiful women for the sake of a mad love! (original poster) See more »

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A hulla eltűnik  »

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Filmed 13 March - 1 April, 1942, the fourth of Bela Lugosi's nine Monogram features. See more »

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When getting ready for bed, Pat unbuttons her jacket but in the next shot, the jacket is buttoned again and stays buttoned for the rest of the scene. See more »

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Fagah: Why do you beat my son so hard?
Dr. Lorenz: Because he's at best an animal, and some day I shall have to destroy him.
Fagah: My poor son!... Why was he ever born?
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Edited into Muchachada nui: Episode #1.4 (2007) See more »

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Classic Lugosi!
22 July 1999 | by (S. Bound Brook, NJ) – See all my reviews

Bela plays a doctor who raises orchids and gives them to girls about to be married....when they smell them, they go into a comatose state, and appear dead. Lugosi & henchmen steal the "bodies" with a hearse, and draw out the girl's spinal fluid, which is used to keep Lugosi's wife looking youthful.

This is Lugosi at his finest....and the dungeons of his home are positively creepy with Minerva Urecal and her two sons, Angelo Rossito (a dwarf) & (ex-boxer) Frank Moran. Together, with Lugosi's "wife", it makes for some nightmarish scenes.

BTW...the actress who plays Lugosi's Wife was morbidly afraid of lying in a coffin, so a "double" was used for that scene!

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