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The Flesh and the Fiends (1959)

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DVD Release Date
 R1: Aug 14, 2001

Running Time
1 hour, 37 minutes

Country UK

Studio Triad

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Other Titles
• The Flesh and the Fiends (1959)
• Mania (1961)
• Der Arzt und die Teufel (1959)
• The Fiendish Ghouls (1959)
• Psycho Killers (1959)
• The Psycho Killers (1959)

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Genre: Horror, Doctor, Murder, Revenge, Prostitution, Suspense

Tagline: Coffins Looted! Cadavers Dissected!

Plot: Based on the actual story of Burke and Hare, THE FLESH AND THE FIENDS is a brutal film in which Edinburgh's Dr. Robert Knox (Peter Cushing), a slightly mad scientist, is in constant need of dead bodies for vivisection to further his studies. Donald Pleasence plays a graverobber who provides the corpses for Knox's experiments, first through the traditional, shady means of theft, but ultimately resorting to murder to meet his demands.

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 Directed by
John Gilling
The Plague of the Zombies, The Reptile, The Mummy's Shroud
 Written by
John Gilling
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Peter Cushing
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Donald Pleasence
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June Laverick
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George Rose
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Renee Houston
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Dermot Walsh
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Billie Whitelaw
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 Music By
Stanley Black
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