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The Doctor and the Devils (1985)

R  |   |  Horror, Drama  |  4 October 1985 (USA)
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Grave robbers supply a doctor with bodies to test on.

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Jennie Bailey
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Dr. Murray
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Elizabeth Rock
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Dr. Thornton
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Mrs. Flynn
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O'Connor
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Billy Bedlam
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Praying Howard
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Mole
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In the Nineteenth Century, the renowned professor of anatomy Dr. Thomas Rock gives classes to neophyte medicine students in the local university. Dr. Rock uses his assistant Dr. Murray to buy corpses for his experiments from body snatchers paying a little fortune for the cadavers. When the alcoholic scum Robert Fallon and Timothy Broom overhear the conversation of grave-robbers about Dr. Rock, they decide to supply fresher corpses that worth more to the doctor, killing the poor inhabitants. Dr. Murray has unrequited feelings for the cockney whore Jennie Bailey that usually hangs around with the also prostitute Alice. When Dr. Murray discovers that Fallon has just sold the corpse of Alice, he seeks out the worthless Fallon and Broom to stop them from murdering Jennie. Will he arrive in time o save Jennie? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Also Known As:

A doktor és az ördögök  »

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Freddie Francis was appalled to learn that producer Mel Brooks originally intended to use none of Dylan Thomas's original screenplay, but wanted simply another horror movie about Burke and Hare. Francis insisted on going back to the Thomas script as far as possible, although certain revisions were made by Ronald Harwood. See more »

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Doctor Thomas Rock: I don't need any friends, I prefer enemies. They're better company and their feelings towards you are always genuine.
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Version of Horror Maniacs (1948) See more »

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TAINTED HANDS
Written and Performed by In Tua Nua
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Very good flick.
24 February 2000 | by (Tulsa, OK) – See all my reviews



The Dylan Thomas screenplay finally makes it to the screen with a few minor alterations. Based on the Burke and Hare vivisectionist murders, this film has a lot of the feel of the old Hammer movies though for the most part it is played quite a bit straighter. Credible performance by 1960's icon Twiggy. Very good, under-rated small feature.


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