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ERROL23

Black Friday(1940)

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Dr Ernest Sovac(Boris Karloff)lives on Newsastle college with his daughter,Jean(Anne Gwyne)Ernest best friend is Prof George Kingsley(Stanley Ridges)leaving Newscastle for a better position.

The prof is caught between a crossfire by mobster,Red Cannon(Ridges)and his mob,Eric Marney(Bella Lugosi),Miller(Edmund MacDonald),Kane(Paul Fix)and Devore(Raymond Bailey).

Both Kingsley and Cannon are badly wounded.Sovac decides the only way to save Kingsley life is to give him part of Cannons brain.

After the return to Newscastle,Kingsley is the gentle Prof,by night hes evil Red Cannon getting revenge against his mob and mistress(Anne Nagel)

At the last minute Karloff and Ridges traded parts.

Not only one of the best gandster films of all time,but also one of the best horror films.

 

Edited by: ERROL23 on Nov 18, 2011 7:56 PM

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