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
Did You Know?
The Dr Thomas Rock character is based on Dr Robert Knox. Rock is played in this film by Timothy Dalton
. In real life, Dr Knox's association with the Burke and Hare Murders damaged his reputation and ruined his career. See more
Doctor Thomas Rock
I don't need any friends, I prefer enemies. They're better company and their feelings towards you are always genuine.
WHISPER AND I SHALL HEAR
Sung by Twiggy
Music by M. Piccolomini
Words by C. Hubi Newcombe See more