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The Flesh and the Fiends (1960)

Unrated
97 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

In 1828 Scotland, Edinburgh surgeon Dr. Knox does medical research on cadavers he buys from murderers Burke and Hare, without questioning the unethical procurement methods.
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John Gilling (original story) (screenplay) | Leon Griffiths (screenplay)
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Updated Feb 2, 1960

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Jan 24, 1961 (United States)

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Peter Cushing
Dr. Robert Knox Dr. Robert Knox   See fewer
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June Laverick
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Donald Pleasence
William Hare William Hare   See fewer
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William Burke William Burke   See fewer
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7.1 / 10 | 1,259 votes