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The Body Snatcher (1945) was a Black-and-white - Horror Film directed by Robert Wise and produced by Jack J. Gross and Val Lewton.

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956, Don Siegel)

By Andrew Wickliffe on May 6, 2019 From The Stop Button

The longest continuous stretch of Invasion of the Body Snatchers is about fifteen minutes (the film runs eighty). Small California city doctor Kevin McCarthy and his long-lost lady friend Dana Wynter have just spent the night holed up in his office, hiding from their neighbors, who have all been rep... Read full article


THE BODY SNATCHER On Blu-ray From Shout Factory

By Dan Day, Jr. on Mar 30, 2019 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

I had been debating for a while on whether I should even buy the new Shout Factory Blu-ray of THE BODY SNATCHER. The movie is my personal favorite among the series of famed thrillers produced by Val Lewton for RKO Studios during the 1940s. But I already own the Val Lewton DVD set, which came out in ... Read full article


Short Takes: Invasion of the Body Snatchers

By Barry P. on Nov 29, 2018 From Cinematic Catharsis

(1956) Directed by Don Siegel; Written by Daniel Mainwaring; Based on the novel The Body Snatchers by Jack Finney; Starring: Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Larry Gates, King Donovan, Carolyn Jones, Jean Willes and Ralph Dumke; Available on: Blu-ray (Olive Films) and DVD Rating: **** ... Read full article


On Blu-ray: An Invasion of the Body Snatchers Disc Rich in Special Features

By KC on Oct 16, 2018 From Classic Movies

I just finished binging the new Olive Signature Blu-ray edition of Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956). Every pore of my body now seems to be packed with some sort of fact about this sci-fi classic. The disc's got special features lengthier than the film itself, and they’re just as fascinati... Read full article


Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Apr 28, 2017 From 4 Star Films

Body Snatchers works seamlessly and efficiently on multiple fronts, both as science fiction and social commentary.?Don Siegel helms this film with his typical dynamic ease putting every minute of running time to good use. The screenwriter, Daniel Manwaring, put together perhaps one of the greatest p... Read full article


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Cabman John Gray: There was a dog that bothered me during the last job. People are so concerned about dogs.


Dr. Wolfe 'Toddy' MacFarlane: What is Gray to me? He's a man from whom I buy what I need when I need it. The rest is forgotten.
Meg Camden: You may deny him, Toddy, but you'll not rid yourself of him by saying the devil's dead.


Dr. Wolfe 'Toddy' MacFarlane: Gray, I must be rid of you. You've become a cancer, a malignant evil cancer rotting my mind.
Cabman John Gray: You've made a disease of me, eh, Toddy?


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Facts about

This film featured the 8th and last on-screen teaming of Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi. Filming took place October 25-November 17 1944, delaying the completion of Karloff's "Isle of the Dead".
The 'exterior' scenes were filmed on sets constructed for RKO's The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
The stock footage that opens the film does not actually depict Edinburgh, Scotland.
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