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 Jekyll 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.

Cast:
Boris Karloff .... Dr. Ernest 'Ernst' Sovac
Bela Lugosi .... Eric Marnay
Stanley Ridges....Professor George Kingsley
Anne Nagel .... Sunny Rogers
Anne Gwynne .... Jean Sovac
Virginia Brissac .... Mrs. Margaret Kingsley
Edmund MacDonald .... Frank Miller
Paul Fix .... William Kane
Murray Alper .... Bellhop
Jack Mulhall .... Bartender
Joe King .... Police Chief
John Kelly .... Taxi Driver

 

 

Anne Nagel

Anne Gwynne