Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi team up for this classic horror, based on the R.L. Stevenson novel. In 18th century Edinburgh, Gray (Karloff) works as a grave robber, supplying the macabre Dr MacFarlane with bodies. Blackmailed by Joseph (Lugosi), a fellow employee of MacFarlane, Gray murders him in a panic, and then attempts to supply MacFarlane with the corpse. Produced by thriller meister Val Lewton.
A familiar theme very imaginatively handled, and well acted. The best of the Lewton thrillers - *** --Halliwells Film Guide