Black Friday

A Reign Of HORROR... a man-made monster on the loose!

Genres: Crime, Horror, Science Fiction
When his friend Professor Kingsely (Ridges) is at deaths door, brain surgeon Dr. Sovac (Karloff) saves his life by means of an illegal operation that transplants part of injured gangster Red Cannon's brain. Unfortunately, the operation has a disasterous Jeckll and Hyde side effect and under certain conditions the persona of Cannon emerges. Sovac soon learns of the duel personality and of half a million dollars the gangster has hidden away. He attempts to find the money through the manipulation of his friend, an attempt that brings Kingsley closer to madness as he alternates between a meek professor of english and a brutal gangster out for murderous revenge on those who tried to kill him.
Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1940-04-12
Run time: 70 minute / 1:10
Director: Arthur Lubin
Writers: Curt Siodmak, Eric Taylor.
Production Company : Universal Pictures
Production Country: United States of America

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Stanley Ridges
as Prof. George Kingsley / Red Cannon
Boris Karloff
as Dr. Ernest Sovac
Bela Lugosi
as Eric Marnay
Anne Nagel
as Sunny Rogers
Anne Gwynne
as Jean Sovac
Virginia Brissac
as Mrs. Margaret Kingsley
Edmund MacDonald
as Frank Miller
Paul Fix
as William Kane
Murray Alper
as Bellhop
Jack Mulhall
as Bartender
Raymond Bailey
as Louis Devore
Joe King
as Chief of Police
John Kelly
as Taxi Driver
Jessie Arnold
as Nurse
Elfriede Borodin
as 2nd Nurse
Tommy Conlon
as Student
Franco Corsaro
as Club Maitre d' (uncredited)
James Craig
as Reporter Ernst Gives Notes To
Kernan Cripps
as Detective
Eddie Dunn
as Det. Farnow
Edward Earle
as Detective
Harry Hayden
as Prison Doctor
Frank Jaquet
as Fat Man in Bar
Ellen Lowe
as Midtown Hotel Maid
Jerry Marlowe
as Midtown Hotel Clerk
Jerry Marlowe
as Cabbie
Wallace Reid Jr.
as Student
William Ruhl
as G-Man
Frank Sheridan
as Prison Chaplain
Edwin Stanley
as Dr. Warner
Harry Tenbrook
as Cabbie
Emmett Vogan
as Det. Carpenter
Russell Wade
as Student
Dave Willock
as Student
Victor Zimmerman
as G-Man
Robert Morgan
as Hotel Associate
Writing
Curt Siodmak Screenplay

Art
Jack Otterson Art Direction

Costume & Make-Up
Vera West Costume Design

Writing
Eric Taylor Screenplay

Editing
Philip Cahn Editor

Production
Burt Kelly Associate Producer

Directing
Arthur Lubin Director

Camera
Elwood Bredell Director of Photography

Sound
Charles Carroll Sound





















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