CORRIDORS OF BLOOD (1958). Director: Robert Day.
"Operations without pain are possible and I won't rest until I prove it to you."
In 1840 London Dr. Thomas Bolton (Boris Karloff) is determined to develop an anesthesia to use in operations. Unfortunately, the well-meaning doctor inhales too many fumes during experiments and becomes addicted, and in order to carry on his work allies himself with two Burke and Hare types (Francis De Wolff; Christopher Lee) who supply fresh corpses for him. While the film doesn't quite live up to its title -- this is one case where a more lurid approach would have been welcome -- it's entertaining and Karloff is fine. It's Karloff versus Christopher Lee at the climax! Effective score by Buxton Orr.
Verdict: Not bloody enough, perhaps, but not bad at all. **1/2.