The Body Snatcher (film)

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The Body Snatcher is a 1945 film about a ruthless doctor and his young prize student who find themselves continually harassed by their murderous supplier of illegal cadavers.

Directed by Robert Wise. Written by Philip MacDonald based on the short story by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Foul Traffic in Dead Bodies  (taglines)

Cabman John Gray[edit]

  • I am a small man, a humble man. Being poor I have had to do much that I did not want to do. But so long as the great Dr McFarlane comes to my whistle, that long am I a man. If I have not that then I have nothing. Then I am only a cabman and a grave robber. You'll never get rid of me, Toddy.
  • There was a dog that bothered me during the last job. People are so concerned about dogs.


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?

Dr. Wolfe 'Toddy' MacFarlane: What is Gray to me? He's a man from whom I buy what I need when I need it. The rest is forgotten.
Meg Camden: You may deny him, Toddy, but you'll not rid yourself of him by saying the devil's dead.

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.


  • Foul Traffic in Dead Bodies.
  • INVADED!...the sanctuary of the Dead! the Hero of Horror!...and the Master of Menace!
  • Foul Fingers Crimson with Dead Men's Blood!
  • Not Hollywood Bunk - But Dramatized From Unthinkable FACTS of Record!
  • The Screen's Last Word in Shock Sensation!


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