The Black Sleep (1956)

In 19th century England, a noted brain surgeon rescues a former student from being hanged on a false conviction for murder, and spirits him away to an ancient, repurposed abbey far in the countryside. There, he connives his pupil into assisting him in mapping the functions of the various parts of the human brain, using living subjects who are under a terrible animation-suspending drug called "black sleep". Subsequently, the student, along with the daughter of one of the subjects, discover that most of these subjects have survived but are being kept in a dungeon-like cellar, in various stages of derangement...

Directing:
  • Reginald Le Borg

Writing:
  • John C. Higgins
  • Gerald Drayson Adams

Stars:
Release Date: 1956-06-15
themoviedb icon 6.4/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 82
  • Budget: $225,000
Bela Lugosi
Bela Lugosi
Casimir
John Carradine
John Carradin...
Bohemund
Claire Carleton
Claire Carlet...
Carmona Daly
Herbert Rudley
Herbert Rudle...
Dr. Gordon Ramsay
Basil Rathbone
Basil Rathbon...
Sir Joel Cadman
Akim Tamiroff
Akim Tamiroff
Odo the Gypsy
Lon Chaney Jr.
Lon Chaney Jr...
Dr. Munroe, aka Mungo
Patricia Blair
Patricia Blai...
Laurie Munroe
Phyllis Stanley
Phyllis Stanl...
Daphne
Tor Johnson
Tor Johnson
Mr. Curry
George Sawaya
George Sawaya
Sailor-Subject
Lugosi Béla
Lugosi Béla
Casimir
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