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The Doctor and the Devils ()


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Grave robbers supply a doctor with bodies to test on.

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Doctor Thomas Rock
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Robert Fallon
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Jennie Bailey
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Dr. Murray
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Timothy Broom
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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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Prof. Macklin
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Annabella Rock
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Billy Bedlam (as Philip Davis)
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Andrew Merry-Lees
Danny Schiller ...
Praying Howard
Bruce Green ...
Mole
Toni Palmer ...
Rosie
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Cronin
Nichola McAuliffe ...
Alice
Deirdre Costello ...
Nelly
Terry Neason ...
Kate
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Tom the Porter
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Mrs. Webb
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Mr. Webb
Sarah Melia ...
Nora Webb
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Joseph
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Dr. Mackendrick
Jack May ...
Dr. Stevens
Rachel Herbert ...
Mrs. Stevens
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Harding
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Billings
Simon Adams ...
Green
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Lambert
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Landlord
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Barmaid
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Molly the Maid
P.G. Stephens ...
Priest
Roy Evans ...
Sewerman
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Customer
Leonard Maguire ...
Nightwatchman
Hedger Wallace ...
Doctor
Ray Dunbobbin ...
Tinker
Martin Herring ...
Messenger
Shaun Curry ...
Policeman
David Grahame ...
Old Man
Kevin Duffield ...
Daniel
Ray Armstrong ...
Prison Guard
Sam Bartlett ...
Prison Guard
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Thug (uncredited)
Samantha Meaton ...
Little Girl in Bar (uncredited)

Directed by

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Freddie Francis

Written by

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Dylan Thomas ... (earlier screenplay)
 
Ronald Harwood ... ()

Produced by

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Mel Brooks ... executive producer
Geoffrey Helman ... associate producer
Jonathan Sanger ... producer
Barbara Stone ... associate producer
David C. Stone ... associate producer

Music by

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John Morris

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Gerry Turpin
Norman Warwick

Film Editing by

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Laurence Méry-Clark

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Jeremy Gibbs ... first assistant editor
Adam Unger ... second assistant editor

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Maggie Cartier

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Robert W. Laing

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Brian Ackland-Snow

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Peter James

Costume Design by

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Imogen Richardson

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Miri Ben-Schlomo ... assistant makeup artist
Naomi Donne ... makeup artist
Aileen Seaton ... assistant hair stylist
Sally Sutton ... hair stylist

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Peter Bennett ... assistant director
Simon Haveland ... third assistant director
Nikolas Korda ... third assistant director
Andrew Warren ... second assistant director

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Bob Cross ... construction coordinator
Harry Harrison ... stand-by carpenter
Paul Laugier ... draftsman
John Newman ... stand-by painter
Len Serpant ... stand-by stagehand
Kit Surrey ... assistant art director
Tony Teiger ... property master
Bryn Siddall ... property buyer (uncredited)

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Peter Bond ... dialogue editor
John Iles ... dubbing mixer
Steve O'Brien ... boom operator
Alan Paley ... sound editor
Andrew Sissons ... sound assistant
Jeremy Strachan ... assistant sound editor
Ken Weston ... sound mixer

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Alan Bryce ... special effects
Phil Knowles ... special effects assistant (as Philip Knowles)

Stunts

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Jason White ... stunt performer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Kenneth Atherfold ... camera grip (as Ken Atherfold)
Wick Finch ... gaffer
Ken Groom ... camera loader
Gordon Hayman ... camera operator
Tom Hilton ... still photographer
Billy Merrell ... electrician (as Bill Merrell)
George Parrish ... best boy
Tim Ross ... camera focus

Casting Department

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Suzanne Crowley ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Norman Dickens ... wardrobe master
Bridget Sellers ... wardrobe supervisor

Location Management

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Derek Whitehurst ... location unit manager

Music Department

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Jack Hayes ... orchestrator
John Morris ... conductor

Transportation Department

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Alan Phillips ... transportation

Other crew

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Bi Benton ... production coordinator
Beryl Brown ... accountant
Lynne Buckley ... unit nurse
Sophie Dasic ... assistant accountant
Pamela Davies ... script supervisor
Jane Golding ... unit publicist
Philip Morris ... production runner
Erik Karsen Puhm ... commentary (uncredited)

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Plot Summary

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
  • Le docteur et les assassins (France)
  • El doctor y los diablos (Spain)
  • O Médico e os Monstros (Portugal)
  • Il dottore e i diavoli (Italy)
  • Доктор и дьяволы (Russia)
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  • 93 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia At thirty-two years, this holds the world record for the longest delay between the completion of the script, and the making of the movie. See more »
Goofs The song Jennie sings in the tavern ("Whisper and I Shall Hear") was not written until 1891, while the Burke and Hare murders on which the film is based took place in 1828. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in The Children of Times Square (1986). See more »
Soundtracks TAINTED HANDS See more »
Quotes 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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