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The Body Snatcher
Directed by Robert Wise • 1945 • United States
Starring Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi
Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi star in a classic Robert Lewis Stevenson tale . . . which was itself based on a true story of notorious grave robbers. To conduct his humanitarian research, a doctor in Edinburgh needs a constant supply of fresh corpses—provided by his evil henchman (Karloff), who steals bodies from the graveyard. But when the cemetery runs short, the grave robber turns to murder.