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Director:
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Jean Scott Rogers (screenplay)
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Release Date:
6 September 1962 (UK) See more »
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Tagline:
Tops in Terror!
Plot:
Dr. Thomas Bolton fights for the use of anesthetic in surgery and uses himself as a guinea pig but soon finds himself addicted. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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KARLOFF TRIES TO ELIMINATE ALL PAIN & SUFFERING! See more (28 total) »

Cast

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Boris Karloff ... Dr. Thomas Bolton
Betta St. John ... Susan

Christopher Lee ... Resurrection Joe

Finlay Currie ... Supt. Charles Matheson

Adrienne Corri ... Rachel
Francis De Wolff ... Black Ben (also 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

Nigel Green ... Insp. Donovan
Yvonne Romain ... Rosa (as Yvonne Warren)
Howard Lang ... Chief Inspector
Julian D'Albie ... Bald Man
Roddy Hughes ... Man with Watch
Robert Raglan ... Wilkes
Charles Lloyd Pack ... Hardcastle
Bernard Archard ... Hospital Official
Frank Sieman ... Evans, Hospital Night Porter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Josephine Bailey ... Child (uncredited)
Maureen Beck ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Anne Castaldini ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Gilda Emmanuelli ... Annie (uncredited)
Charmian Eyre ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Anthea Holloway ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Kaplan Kaye ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)

Desmond Llewelyn ... Assistant at Operations (uncredited)
Skip Martin ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Malcolm Ranson ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Mavis Ranson ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Marianne Stone ... Woman Arrested at Black Ben's (uncredited)
Brian Wilde ... Man in Operating Theatre Audience (uncredited)
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Directed by
Robert Day 
 
Writing credits
Jean Scott Rogers (screenplay)

Jean Scott Rogers  story (uncredited)

Produced by
John Croydon .... producer
Peter Mayhew .... associate producer
Charles F. Vetter .... producer (as Charles Vetter Jr.)
Richard Gordon .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Buxton Orr 
 
Cinematography by
Geoffrey Faithfull (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Peter Mayhew 
 
Art Direction by
Anthony Masters 
 
Makeup Department
Wally Schneiderman .... makeup artist (as Walter Schneidermann)
Eileen Warwick .... hairdresser
 
Production Management
George Mills .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Bolton .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Maurice Askew .... sound recordist
Peter Musgrave .... dubbing editor
Cyril Swern .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Frank Drake .... camera operator
Geoff Glover .... clapper loader (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Emma Selby-Walker .... dress designer
Doris Turner .... wardrobe mistress
 
Music Department
Buxton Orr .... conductor
Frederick Lewis .... musical director (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Susan Dyson .... continuity
 
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Runtime:
86 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
UK:X (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:15 (video rating) (1986) | USA:Not Rated

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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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: The light used on Lee's entrance varies from shot to shot.See more »
Quotes:
Mr Blount:A good day's work, Bolton! You're getting faster all the time. Beats me how you do it!
Dr. Bolton:[Bitterly] No matter how fast I still can't save them!
Mr Blount:Yes, most distresing, but, alas, inevitably you can't have operations without screams. Pain and the knife, they're inseparable!
Dr. Bolton:I beg to differ. Someday surgery must and will be made painless.
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Soundtrack:
Luverly GinSee more »

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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
KARLOFF TRIES TO ELIMINATE ALL PAIN & SUFFERING!, 26 May 2003
Author: whpratt1 from United States

Long before anesthesia, operations in London hospitals were wards of screaming patients in great pain and suffering. In 1840, Dr. Thomas Bolton (Boris Karloff),a great humanitarian surgeon, tries to eliminate all the pain and suffering connected with surgery. Bolton tries out experiments on himself and as a result becomes addicted to the drugs which he is taking. Some of Dr. Bolton's pain-killing gas works against him and a patient revives and attacks employee's of the hospital, therefore, Dr. Bolton is dismissed. Bolton wanders into the Seven Dials, a disreputable tavern and is taken over by the innkeeper, Black Ben(Francis De Wolff) and his assistant, Resurrection Joe(Christopher Lee)(The Dracula of the 60's) This film was originally titled "Doctor from Seven Dials, and this film was produced back-to-back with "The Haunted Strangler" by the same director, Robert Day. This film is a great old gaslite melodrama of Old London in B&W and gives you the creeps with all the cries of pain, blood and pain. Karloff plays a very calm doctor in Wolf's clothing, ready to do his THING!

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