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Corridors of Blood (1958)

 -  Crime | Drama | Horror  -  6 September 1962 (UK)
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Dr. Thomas Bolton fights for the use of anesthetic in surgery and uses himself as a guinea pig but soon finds himself addicted.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dr. Thomas Bolton
Betta St. John ...
Susan
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Resurrection Joe
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Supt. Charles Matheson
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Rachel
Francis De Wolff ...
Black Ben (as Francis de Wolff)
Francis Matthews ...
Jonathan Bolton
Frank Pettingell ...
Mr Blount
Basil Dignam ...
Hospital chairman
Marian Spencer ...
Mrs Matheson
Carl Bernard ...
Ned, The Crow
John Gabriel ...
Baker
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Insp. Donovan
Yvonne Romain ...
Rosa (as Yvonne Warren)
Howard Lang ...
Chief Inspector
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Storyline

In an effort to relieve the suffering of surgery patients, Dr. Thomas Bolton painstakingly develops an opium-based anesthetic, to which he gradually becomes addicted. In order to provide a continual supply of chemicals to continue his experiments and support his addiction, he falls in with a den of murderers who use his signature to sell cadavers to the local hospital. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Tops in Terror!


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6 September 1962 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Corredores de Sangue  »

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£90,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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Trivia

The censors successfully lobbied to have three scenes omitted: (1) The close-up of the leg amputation. (2) Lee's stabbing the night watchman in the back. (3) Karloff's throwing acid in Lee's face. See more »

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The light used on Lee's entrance varies from shot to shot. See more »

Quotes

Rachel: Some day you'll wiggle that bottom of yours just once too often.
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Referenced in Corridor Gossip (2007) See more »

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Luverly Gin
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Music by Buxton Orr
Lyrics by Francis O'Grady
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Karloff On Laughing Gas! Hot Damn!
23 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Who'd a thunk that old Boris would discover first Nitrous Oxide and then a powerful opiate based anesthetic that would turn him from respected physician to Raving Junkie? Karloff and you will realized and so will you that this was easily his best film role of the fifties and he tackles it with refined enthusiasm that makes the film a joy to watch along with it's dingy atmosphere and low key creepiness of Christopher Lee as a murderer for profit. Originally lensed in and released in England in 1958 when Lee was just becoming hot on the Hammer circuit this wasn't released in the States until some four years later when Lee was much better known and Karloff's film career was fading.It's not a fantastic film but it sure isn't dull and it's worth It just to see Karloff howling on laughing gas which makes you realize that in his whole career we never got to see him joyous and he sells it here to the max. One of my late night favorites


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