History Film / TheBodySnatcher

24th Oct '16 11:25:21 AM jamespolk
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Lugosi, [[BillingDisplacement despite being billed second]], has a fairly minor role as Joseph, the doctor's dimwitted servant. This was one of the last halfway decent acting parts for Lugosi, whose career by this time was on a long slide that ended with Creator/EdWood movies.
23rd Oct '16 7:15:57 PM jamespolk
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* ArtisticLicenseMedicine: Somehow, Georgina's tumor was originally caused by a carriage accident.


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* TheDiseaseThatShallNotBeNamed: Georgina has a tumor that is compressing her spinal nerves and causing her paralysis. [=MacFarlane=] says the word "tumor" but never says "cancer".
23rd Oct '16 7:12:31 PM jamespolk
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Loosely based on the short story of the same name [[http://gaslight.mtroyal.ca/body.htm (which you can read here for comparison)]], '''''The Body Snatcher''''' is a 1945 horror film directed by Creator/RobertWise, and produced by Creator/ValLewton. It is notable for being the last film to have both Creator/BorisKarloff [[TheRival and]] Creator/BelaLugosi together.

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Loosely based on the short story of the same name by Creator/RobertLouisStevenson [[http://gaslight.mtroyal.ca/body.htm (which you can read here for comparison)]], '''''The ''The Body Snatcher''''' Snatcher'' is a 1945 horror film directed by Creator/RobertWise, and produced by Creator/ValLewton. It is notable for being the last film to have both Creator/BorisKarloff [[TheRival and]] Creator/BelaLugosi together.
23rd Oct '16 7:11:34 PM jamespolk
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* HaveYouToldAnyoneElse: After Joseph comes to Gray and attempts to blackmail him with his knowledge of Gray's crimes, Gray says "You came here of your own accord?" After Joseph admits that he came of his own accord and no one knows he came there, Gray kills him.



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%%* LaserGuidedKarma* KilledMidSentence: The street singer's song is cut off mid-lyric when Gray kills her in order to get another body for [=MacFarlane=].
30th Aug '16 3:47:22 PM AllenbysEyes88
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%%* DrivenToMadness* DrivenToMadness: [=MacFarlane=], who starts stealing bodies himself after Gray's death (and who suffers a VillainousBreakdown shortly afterwards).


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* MuggingTheMonster: Joseph tries to blackmail Gray, which doesn't end well for him.


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* WellIntentionedExtremist: [=MacFarlane=]'s MotiveRant would indicate he's so devoted to his job (and advancing medical science) that he sees nothing wrong with stealing corpses. How much of this is sincere and how much simply self-justification is open to debate.
30th Aug '16 3:44:15 PM AllenbysEyes88
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%%* IllGirl: Georgina Marsh

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* ForScience: How [=MacFarlane=] justifies his body snatching.
* GraveRobbing: TheMovie.
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IllGirl: Georgina MarshMarsh, who has a crippling spinal disorder.



8th Sep '15 6:01:35 PM Ardashir
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* AffablyEvil: Gray comes of as this, especially to 'Toddy' and to a paralyzed young girl he brings to see MacFarlane. Don't be fooled, beneath that he's [[FauxAffablyEvil one of the vilest characters Karloff ever portrayed]].

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* AffablyEvil: Gray comes of as this, especially to 'Toddy' and to a paralyzed young girl he brings to see MacFarlane.[=MacFarlane=]. Don't be fooled, beneath that he's [[FauxAffablyEvil one of the vilest characters Karloff ever portrayed]].



* PetTheDog: Gray of all people does this when he forces MacFarlane to operate on a paralyzed girl he earlier refused to help. [[Spoiler: [[KickTheDog He also thoughtfully provides 'Toddy' with the body of a murdered blind girl for practice.]]]]

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* PetTheDog: Gray of all people does this when he forces MacFarlane [=MacFarlane=] to operate on a paralyzed girl he earlier refused to help. [[Spoiler: [[KickTheDog He also thoughtfully provides 'Toddy' with the body of a murdered blind girl for practice.]]]]]]
8th Sep '15 6:00:23 PM Ardashir
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* PetTheDog: Gray of all people does this when he forces MacFarlane to operate on a paralyzed girl he earlier refused to help. [[Spoiler:[[KickTheDog He also thoughtfully provides 'Toddy' with the body of a murdered blind girl for practice.]]]]

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* PetTheDog: Gray of all people does this when he forces MacFarlane to operate on a paralyzed girl he earlier refused to help. [[Spoiler:[[KickTheDog [[Spoiler: [[KickTheDog He also thoughtfully provides 'Toddy' with the body of a murdered blind girl for practice.]]]]
8th Sep '15 5:59:31 PM Ardashir
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* AffablyEvil: Gray comes of as this, especially to 'Toddy' and to a paralyzed young girl he brings to see MacFarlane. Don't be fooled, beneath that he's [[FauxAffablyEvil one of the vilest characters Karloff ever portrayed]].


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* PetTheDog: Gray of all people does this when he forces MacFarlane to operate on a paralyzed girl he earlier refused to help. [[Spoiler:[[KickTheDog He also thoughtfully provides 'Toddy' with the body of a murdered blind girl for practice.]]]]
2nd Sep '15 5:15:38 AM Mdumas43073
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Not to be confused with the sci-fi movie Film/InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers.

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Not to be confused with the sci-fi movie Film/InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers.
''Film/InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers''.
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