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The Body Shop (1972)

X | | Horror, Sci-Fi | June 1972 (USA)
Emminent plastic surgeon and mad scientist Don Brandon loses his wife Anitra - pinup model and social butterfly - in a tragic accident. He and his faithful humpbacked and drooling assistant... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
J.G. Patterson Jr. ...
Dr. Brandon (as Don Brandon)
Jenny Driggers ...
Anitra
Roy Mehaffey ...
Greg
Linda Faile ...
Girl in the Trunk
Jan Benfield ...
Pam
Jeannine Aber ...
Ellen
Candy Furr ...
Secretary
Vickie O'Neal ...
Company Corpse
Jerry Kearns ...
Old Man in Truck
Ken Sigmon ...
Max (Truck Driver)
Linda Lindsey ...
Scrubwoman
Bill Nevins ...
Bartender
Joe B. Lamb ...
Himself
Chris Allen ...
Guard
Howard Stewart ...
Harry
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Emminent plastic surgeon and mad scientist Don Brandon loses his wife Anitra - pinup model and social butterfly - in a tragic accident. He and his faithful humpbacked and drooling assistant Igor - oops, I mean Greg - busy themselves experimenting with re-animation experiments. Once ready, the good Doctor begins luring young women back to the lab with hypnosis in order to gather select parts to create a New and Improved Anitra. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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The Doctor Is Out... Of His Mind! See more »

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Roy Mehaffey was the only trained actor on set, yet had no lines in the movie. See more »

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Near the end of the film, the slate is visible in one shot, indicating that the number of takes filmed for that scene were insufficient and the filmmakers were forced to use the slate shot to pad out the dialogue. If you look close enough, you can see that the working title of the film was "Anitra". See more »

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Dr. Don Brandon: Hands on a woman are more...most important. It's the delicate feminine hand that brings out the true femininity.
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Featured in The Cinema Snob: The Body Shop (2010) See more »

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J.G."Pat" Patterson is Dr. Gore in this campy 70s "lost film"
2 March 2001 | by (Land of Lincoln) – See all my reviews

If your looking for a very funny and weird 70's horror movie, try to locate a copy of "Dr. Gore". J.G."Pat" Patterson pretends to be Dr. Frankenstien in this homegrown gore-flick with the help of his hunchback,cigar-smoking, bearded helper, "Greg". His goal is to create a perfect woman from parts he manages to cut off unwilling subjects. I love all the cheap laboratory effects(including wrapping a woman in Reynolds Wrap, then setting the stage alive with fireworks),and I can recommend this movie to anyone who loves cheap cinema and Herschell Gordon Lewis who tells about J.G. Patterson in the preface of the film.


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