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The Corpse Vanishes (1942)

Passed | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 8 May 1942 (USA)
A scientist, aided by an old hag and her two sons, kills virginal brides, steals their bodies, and extracts gland fluid to keep his ancient wife alive and young.

Director:

Wallace Fox

Writers:

Sam Robins (original story), Gerald Schnitzer (original story) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Bela Lugosi ... Dr. George Lorenz
Luana Walters ... Patricia Hunter
Tristram Coffin ... Dr. Foster (as Tris Coffin)
Elizabeth Russell ... Countess Lorenz
Minerva Urecal ... Fagah
Angelo Rossitto ... Toby (as Angelo)
Joan Barclay ... Alice Wentworth
Kenneth Harlan ... Editor Keenan
Gwen Kenyon ... Peggy Woods
Vince Barnett ... Sandy
Frank Moran ... Angel
George Eldredge ... Mike (as George Eldridge)
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Dr. Lorenz, a mad scientist, wants to keep his elderly wife young. He does this by kidnapping young females and extracting fluid from them. He then injects this fluid into his wife. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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The earliest documented telecast of this film took place in New York City Wednesday 7 June 1950 on the DuMont Television Network's WABD (Channel 5). See more »

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When getting ready for bed, Pat unbuttons her jacket, but in the next shot the jacket is buttoned again and stays buttoned for the rest of the scene - because she changed her mind about going to bed. See more »

Quotes

Countess Lorenz: She's a most unusual type. Such fascinating eyes.
Dr. Lorenz: She'll make a charming addition to our family.
Countess Lorenz: June Twentieth...
Dr. Lorenz: A date we shall not forget.
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Interesting
20 June 2001 | by preppy-3See all my reviews

Dr. Lorenz (Bela Lugosi) drugs young brides, kidnaps their bodies and takes spinal fluid from their necks to keep his 80 year old wife looking young. OK--it's not "Citizen Kane" but the plot is kind of interesting (in a ridiculous sort of way) and they throw in some unbelievable horror cliches--i.e. Lorenzs' assistants include an old lady, her idiot son (who Lugosi whips at one point) and a dwarf! Unfortunately they throw in an extremely annoying female reporter and a totally unmotivated romance. Also it is a Monogram picture, so production values are low (to put it mildly). Still, it does work and Lugosi gives a very good performance.


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Language:

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Release Date:

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