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Black Friday (1940)

70 min - Crime, Horror, Science Fiction - 12 April 1940
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When his friend Professor Kingsely (Ridges) is at deaths door, brain surgeon Dr. Sovac (Karloff) saves his life by means of an illegal operation that transplants part of injured gangster Red Cannon's brain. Unfortunately, the operation has a disasterous Jeckll and Hyde side effect and under certain conditions the persona of Cannon emerges. Sovac soon learns of the duel personality and of half a million dollars the gangster has hidden away. He attempts to find the money through the manipulation of his friend, an attempt that brings Kingsley closer to madness as he alternates between a meek professor of english and a brutal gangster out for murderous revenge on those who tried to kill him.

Director:  Arthur Lubin
Stars:  Stanley Ridges, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Anne Nagel, Anne Gwynne, Virginia Brissac, Edmund MacDonald, Paul Fix, Murray Alper, Jack Mulhall, Raymond Bailey, Joe King, John Kelly, Jessie Arnold, Elfriede Borodin, Tommy Conlon, Franco Corsaro, James Craig, Kernan Cripps, Eddie Dunn, Edward Earle, Harry Hayden, Frank Jaquet, Ellen Lowe, Jerry Marlowe, Jerry Marlowe, Wallace Reid Jr., William Ruhl, Frank Sheridan, Edwin Stanley, Harry Tenbrook, Emmett Vogan, Russell Wade, Dave Willock, Victor Zimmerman, Robert Morgan

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When his friend Professor Kingsely (Ridges) is at deaths door, brain surgeon Dr. Sovac (Karloff) saves his life by means of an illegal operation that transplants part of injured gangster Red Cannon's brain. Unfortunately, the operation has a disasterous Jeckll and Hyde side effect and under certain conditions the persona of Cannon emerges. Sovac soon learns of the duel personality and of half a million dollars the gangster has hidden away. He attempts to find the money through the manipulation of his friend, an attempt that brings Kingsley closer to madness as he alternates between a meek professor of english and a brutal gangster out for murderous revenge on those who tried to kill him.


Tagline: A Reign Of HORROR... a man-made monster on the loose!

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Language:  Hungarian, English
Release Date:  12 April 1940

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Production Companies:  Universal Pictures

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 10 min