The Black Sleep

In 19th century England, a noted brain surgeon rescues a former student from being hanged on a false conviction for murder, and spirits him away to an ancient, repurposed abbey far in the countryside. There, he connives his pupil into assisting him in mapping the functions of the various parts of the human brain, using living subjects who are under a terrible animation-suspending drug called “black sleep”. Subsequently, the student, along with the daughter of one of the subjects, discover that most of these subjects have survived but are being kept in a dungeon-like cellar, in various stages of derangement…

Directors: Reginald Le Borg
Actors: Basil Rathbone, Akim Tamiroff, Lon Chaney Jr., John Carradine, Bela Lugosi, Herbert Rudley, Patricia Blair, Phyllis Stanley, Tor Johnson, Sally Yarnell, George Sawaya
Countrys: USA

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Score Rating Count Release Date RunTime
6.1 1,118 1956-06-15 82

Crew Details

Job Title Member Name Job Title Member Name
DirectorReginald Le BorgScreenplayJohn C. Higgins
ProducerHoward W. KochOriginal Music ComposerLes Baxter
StoryGerald Drayson AdamsExecutive ProducerAubrey Schenck
Director of PhotographyGordon AvilEditorJohn F. Schreyer
Set DecorationClarence SteensenHairstylistCherie Banks
Makeup ArtistTed CoodleyMakeup DesignerGeorge Bau
Visual EffectsLouis DeWittVisual EffectsJack Rabin

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