Overview

In 19th century England, a noted brain surgeon rescues a former student from being hanged on a false conviction for murder, and spirits him away to an ancient, repurposed abbey far in the countryside. There, he connives his pupil into assisting him in mapping the functions of the various parts of the human brain, using living subjects who are under a terrible animation-suspending drug called "black sleep". Subsequently, the student, along with the daughter of one of the subjects, discover that most of these subjects have survived but are being kept in a dungeon-like cellar, in various stages of derangement...

  1. Reginald Le Borg

    Director

  2. John C. Higgins

    Screenplay

  3. Gerald Drayson Adams

    Story

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Status Released

Release Information

  • June 15, 1956
    Theatrical

    Meaning

  • January 1, 1962
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 22m

Budget $225,000.00

Revenue -

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