Doctor Blood's Coffin
|Doctor Blood's Coffin|
|Directed by||Sidney J. Furie|
|Produced by||George Fowler
David E. Rose (executive)
Edward Small (executive)
|Written by||James Kelly
|Based on||original story and screenplay by Nathan Juran (as "Jerry Juran")|
|Music by||Buxton Orr|
|Edited by||Antony Gibbs|
|Caralan Productions Ltd.|
|Distributed by||United Artists|
|Release date(s)||1961 (UK)
|Running time||92 mins|
Peter Blood (Kieron Moore) is a young doctor who experiments with bringing the dead back to life. His early subject is the deceased husband of Linda Parker (Hazel Court), a woman he is attracted to. Hidden in a Cornish tin mine, he conducts his ghastly experiments using curare to remove living, beating hearts from undeserving people in order to bring the deserving dead back to life.
- Kieron Moore as Dr. Peter Blood
- Hazel Court as Nurse Linda Parker
- Ian Hunter as Dr. Robert Blood, Peter's Father
- Kenneth J. Warren as Sergeant Cook
- Gerald Lawson as Mr. G. F. Morton
- Fred Johnson as Tregaye
- Paul Hardtmuth as Professor Luckman
- Paul Stockman as Steve Parker, Linda's Husband
- Andy Alston as George Beale, Tunnel Expert
Nathan Juran wrote the script and sold it to Sidney J Furie, who had it rewritten. Furie set up the film at Caralan Productions and signed a distribution deal with United Artists. It was one of the last movies to be shot at Nettleford Film Studios.
- 'Dr. Blood's Coffin' Could Well Be Buried Stinson, Charles. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 29 Apr 1961: 14.
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- John Hamilton, The British Independent Horror Film 1951-70 Hemlock Books 2013 p 111-115
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