New York State Writers Institute - Classic Film Series

The Body Snatchers

October 31, 1997 (Friday) at 7:30 p.m.

Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue
(Free and Open to the Public)

(American, 1945, 77 minutes, black & white, 35 mm)
Directed by Robert Wise
Starring Henry Daniell, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi

Based on a story by Robert Louis Stevenson, an 18th century surgeon/teacher hires a cabman to bring him exhaumed bodies of the recently deceased for his classroom experimentation. With increased security at the cemetaries, the cabman turns to murder to provide the cadavers.