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The Black Sleep (1956)
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08.17.09

The Black Sleep (1956) Prominent 19th-century British neurosurgeon recklessly experiments in secret on the brains of living, unwilling subjects under the influence of a powerful anesthesia, in effort to find a safe route to use to remove a tumor from the brain of his wife.

Movie Tagline:
Out of the evil brain of a twisted scientist comes a fantastic robot army

Also Known As:
Dr. Cadman's Secret

Title: Black Sleep, The
Release Date: June , 1956
Runtime: 82 mins
Genre: Horror
All Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Black and White
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 5.8
Brimstone Pit Rating: 6.8 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With B

MPAA Rating: Unrated

Director(s):
Reginald Le Borg

Cast:
Basil Rathbone ...Sir Joel Cadman
Akim Tamiroff ...Odo the Gypsy
Lon Chaney Jr. ...Dr. Munroe aka Mungo (as Lon Chaney)
John Carradine ...Bohemund
Bela Lugosi ...Casimir
Herbert Rudley ...Dr. Gordon Angus Ramsay
Patricia Blair ...Laurie Munroe (as Patricia Blake)
Phyllis Stanley ...Nurse Daphne
Tor Johnson ...Mr. Curry
Sally yarnell ...Female Subject
George Sawaya ...Sailor-Subject
Claire Carleton ...Carmona Daly
Louanna Gardner ...Angelina Cadman
Peter Gordon ...Sgt. Steele
Clive Morgan ...Roundsman Blevins
Aubrey Schenck ...Prison Coroner's Aide
John Sheffield ...Det. Redford

Producer(s):
Howard W. Koch
Aubrey Schenck

Writer(s):
Gerald Drayson Adams
John C. Higgins

Composer(s):
Les Baxter




More Movie Taglines:
  • Out of the evil brain of a twisted scientist comes a fantastic robot army
  • crushing all barriers...feeding on beauty
  • lusting to claw the world apart!
  • The Terror Drug That Wakes the Dead!
  • A horror horde of monster mutants walk the Earth!
  • Rising from the depths of a black hell!
  • Horror beyond Belief rising from the depths of a black hell!
Movie Trivia:
  • The last film project of actor Bela Lugosi.
  • Had a 12 day shooting schedule and was budgeted at $225,000.
  • When Peter Lorre's salary demands were deemed too excessive for the limited budget, he was replaced by Akim Tamiroff.
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Keywords:
Brain, Anesthesia, Brain Tumor, Abbey, England  ...[more]


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