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a095 BODY SNATCHER 8x10 movie still '45 Boris Karloff carries body!

Date Sold 4/3/2008
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An Original Vintage Theatrical 8" x 10" Movie Still (Learn More)

Robert Louis Stevenson's The Body Snatcher, the 1945 Robert Wise grave robber horror thriller ("The screen's last word in shock sensation!"; "Not Hollywood Bunk - but dramatized from unthinkable facts of record!"; "No punches pulled... No details hidden... No facts sugar-coated in this startling and horrific expose of the methods used by surgeons years ago to get bodies for dissection!"; "Shriek and Shudder"; "Graves Raided"; "Coffins Robbed"; "Corpses Carved"; "Midnight Murder"; "Body Blackmail"; "Stalking Ghouls!"; "Mad thrills of Terror and Macabre Mystery... - and don't blame us if you stay awake all night!"; "Foul fiends stealing the dead by night so that medical students have bodies to dissect! ...Even fouler fiends committing murder to get the young and beautiful for practice operations!"; produced by Val Lewton; based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, which was itself based on the infamous English grave robbers, Burke and Hare) starring Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Henry Daniell, Edith Atwater, Russell Wade, Sharyn Moffett, and Rita Corday. Note that this is the last movie the two horror legends, Karloff and Lugosi, appeared together!
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Important Added Info: There is a stamp on the back of the still that reads, "PHOTO BY ERNEST A. BACHRACH". Note that there is a dated studio stamp (1944) stamped on the back of the still. Also note that there is a paper snipe glued on the back of the still that describes the scene on the front (it does not affect the front of the still).

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