Black Friday

(1940)

Overview

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.

  1. Arthur Lubin

    Director

  2. Eric Taylor

    Screenplay

  3. Curt Siodmak

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Stanley Ridges

    Stanley Ridges

    Prof. George Kingsley / Red Cannon

  2. Boris Karloff

    Boris Karloff

    Dr. Ernest Sovac

  3. Bela Lugosi

    Bela Lugosi

    Eric Marnay

  4. Anne Nagel

    Anne Nagel

    Sunny Rogers

  5. Anne Gwynne

    Anne Gwynne

    Jean Sovac

Full Cast & Crew

Black Friday
Black Friday

Facts

Status Released

Release Information

  • April 12, 1940
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 10m

Budget -

Revenue -

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