Black Friday (1940)

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.

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

    • Arthur Lubin

    • Curt Siodmak
    • Eric Taylor

Release Date: 1940-04-12

Boris Karloff

Dr. Ernest Sovac

Bela Lugosi

Eric Marnay

Stanley Ridges

Prof. George Kingsley / Red Cannon

Anne Nagel

Sunny Rogers

Anne Gwynne

Jean Sovac

Virginia Brissac

Mrs. Margaret Kingsley

Edmund MacDonald

Frank Miller

Paul Fix

William Kane

Jack Mulhall


Raymond Bailey

Louis Devore
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