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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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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 - because she changed her mind about going to bed. See more »

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Dr. Foster: These young girls, whether dead or alive, are being used by Lorenz in some manner as human guinea pigs to sustain his wife in a youthful state.
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Patricia Hunter: It's nothing of the kind. Scientists are finding out every day that glands and hormones have a lot to do with life and health.
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"I've got enough film to cover the Russian front"
21 February 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

You've got to love a film that so jovially refers to the then occurring horrors of Operation Barbarossa. This one has good old Bela being a mad scientist stealing brides to extract spinal fluid to keep his wife alive, or something.

He's pretty manic here, creeping about the place. I'm surprised that his crazy scheme managed to last so long, considering how blasé he is about the whole operation. Unluckily he's got a nosey reporter on his trail (and a woman to boot! God forbid!), who won't stop pestering the poor fellow. Why can't these liberal women just leave a murderous scientist alone? Added bonus: he has both a dwarf to order about and a deranged hick to beat, and we all know how much Bela needs to beat underlings. This flick was a good laugh to be honest. Light hearted fun.


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