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Corridors of Blood
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Director:
Writer:
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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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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Trivia:
Although the film was not released until 1962, it was actually shot in 1958.See more »
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Continuity: The light used on Lee's entrance varies from shot to shot.See more »
Quotes:
Hospital chairman:Mr. Bolton, the committee have decided against holding ant further demonstrations
Dr. Bolton:Well, Charles, you've lost faith with me too?
Hospital chairman:The decision's for your own good.
Dr. Bolton:You can't stop me. Operations without pain are possible, and I'll not rest until I've proved it to you!
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Soundtrack:
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Sawing Bones with Monkey on Your Back, 23 September 2011
Author: flapdoodle64 from Portland, OR, United States

This finely-crafted minimalist film stars two of the most legendary horror stars of all time, yet it is without any supernatural elements. I suppose it is classified as horror because it is steeped in the creepy atmosphere of a 19th century operating theater and clinic for the poor, and because Christopher Lee plays a serial killer.

Into the final decade of his career and life, Boris Karloff gives a typically excellent performance of a good and compassionate man who defies the conventional wisdom of his time, such wisdom being the belief that since god intended humans to suffer to administer pain-killing drugs for surgery is to defy god's will.

The creepy, claustrophobic, impoverished world of this film is an appropriate setting for the business of a horror film, as well as a peak into the vast inequities between the upper and lower strata of society. Karloff is an upper-class doctor who once a week operates a free clinic for the poor.

While being thoroughly satisfying as a psychological horror film in its own right, this picture also provides a realistic portrayal of drug addiction and other issues of social relevancy.

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