The New Pictures, May 21, 1945

The Body Snatcher (RKO-Radio) is a double-barrelled horror picture (Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi) which Producer Val Lewton and his associates have developed from the Robert Louis Stevenson short story. Laid in Edinburgh in the 18305, it involves the tragic traffic of a young medical student (Russell Wade) and his brilliant teacher (Henry Daniell) with a grave robber who does not hesitate to murder when a cadaver is urgently needed for dissection.

Like all Val Lewton productions, The Body Snatcher shows a humane sincerity and a devotion to good cinema unfortunately rather rare in...

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