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Corruption (1968)

R  |   |  Horror  |  December 1968 (UK)
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A doctor goes to extreme lengths--even murder--to restore the badly burned face of his fiance.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sir John Rowan
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Lynn Nolan
Noel Trevarthen ...
Steve Harris
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Val Nolan
David Lodge ...
Groper
Anthony Booth ...
Mike Orme
Wendy Varnals ...
Terry
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Rik
Vanessa Howard ...
Kate
Marian Collins ...
Girl in the Flat (International version)
Jan Waters ...
Girl in the Flat (UK version)
Phillip Manikum ...
Georgie
Alexandra Dane ...
Sandy
Valerie Van Ost ...
Girl in the Train
Diana Ashley ...
Claire
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A surgeon discovers that he can restore the beauty to his girlfriend's scarred face by murdering other women and extracting fluids from their pituitary gland. However, the effects only last for a short time, so he has to kill more and more women. It is ultimately a killing spree which ends with considerable death and disaster. Written by Jonathon Dabell <barnabyrudge@hotmail.com>

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Foreign versions of this film replaced Jan Waters in the role of the first victim with Marianne Morris, who played the murder scene topless. See more »

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Surprisingly nasty for a 1967 movie
1 January 2003 | by (Todmorden, England) – See all my reviews

Corruption is a somewhat unpleasant tale, featuring one of the most energetic and maniacal performances that Peter Cushing has ever given. It tells of a top surgeon (Cushing) who injures his fiancee during a violent argument. Her face is permanently scarred as a result and Cushing feels terrible about what he has done to her. However, since he's a surgeon, he decides that he might be able to help her. He discovers that by taking pituitary fluid from other women, he can restore the beauty to her scarred face for a short time. This leads to a vicious murder spree in which Dr. Cushing kills numerous women for the fluid that will keep his girlfriend attractive.

With a plot like that it was never going to be the best of films. But for a film made in 1967, this is really quite startling in its violence and depravity. In one extraordinary scene, a severed head is found in Cushing's refrigerator. In another, Cushing assaults and murders a woman on a train, his face twisted into terrible anger as he carries out the deplorable deed.


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