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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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J.G. Patterson Jr.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
J.G. Patterson Jr. J.G. Patterson Jr. ... Dr. Brandon (as Don Brandon)
Jenny Driggers Jenny Driggers ... Anitra
Roy Mehaffey Roy Mehaffey ... Greg
Linda Faile Linda Faile ... Girl in the Trunk
Jan Benfield Jan Benfield ... Pam
Jeannine Aber Jeannine Aber ... Ellen
Candy Furr Candy Furr ... Secretary
Vickie O'Neal Vickie O'Neal ... Company Corpse
Jerry Kearns Jerry Kearns ... Old Man in Truck
Ken Sigmon Ken Sigmon ... Max (Truck Driver)
Linda Lindsey Linda Lindsey ... Scrubwoman
Bill Nevins Bill Nevins ... Bartender
Joe B. Lamb Joe B. Lamb ... Himself
Chris Allen Chris Allen ... Guard
Howard Stewart Howard Stewart ... Harry
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Storyline

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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Welcome to the BODY SHOP! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Doctor Gore See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Over 15 gallons of blood was used in the making of the film. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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Pat Patterson and his movies
22 February 2006 | by suziesnowbirdSee all my reviews

In answer to Aschepler from Arizona's knowledge of Pat Patterson and the Dr. Gore movie, the trailers were not from the 50s and 60s nude movies. They were B Movies made around the same time of Dr. Gore. How do I know this? I was in one of his movies and I knew Mr. Patterson. He liked magic and was a great fan of Houdini. On a wall in his office hung an autographed picture of Houdini. He was a gentle man who loved magic and movies.

His movies are fun to watch and they go back to a time before computerization, when we were more easily entertained and less demanding. Creativity (good or bad) was alive and well then.


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