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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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Quotes from

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?


Joseph: I know you kill people to sell bodies.
Cabman John Gray: You say you came here of your own account. No-one sent you, no-one knows you're here?
Joseph: Give me money or I tell the police that you murder the subjects.
Cabman John Gray: Well, Joseph, you shall have money, why should you not? I don't suppose the great Dr MacFarlane is over lavish with his pay?
Joseph: No.


Dr. Wolfe 'Toddy' MacFarlane: If you've any regard for your neck, you'll leave now and stay away from my house, from my school, and from me.
Cabman John Gray: Well, I've no wish for a rope cravat. I never like the small of hemp. So I'll bid you good night, Dr McFarlane.


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Facts about

The stock footage that opens the film does not actually depict Edinburgh, Scotland.
The 'exterior' scenes were filmed on sets constructed for RKO's The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Although based on a fictional short story by Robert Louis Stevenson, the author came up with the idea from actual events occurring in 19th century England and Scotland, particularly those of grave robbers Burke and Hare.
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