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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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(16 articles)
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Karloff On Laughing Gas! Hot Damn! 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)

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
 
Crew believed to be complete


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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:
The working title was "Doctor of the Seven Dial", but MGM objected . They thought that foreign audiences would not be familiar with that area of London.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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Corridor Gossip (2007) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Luverly GinSee more »

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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Karloff On Laughing Gas! Hot Damn!, 23 December 2006
Author: michaeldukey2000 from United States

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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