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The Corpse Vanishes (1942)

Horror to make your hair stand on end!
Keeper of the Grotto of Torture!

Bela Lugosi revels in his role as European horiculturalist Dr. Lorenz in this outlandish tale of horror and dementia. Dr. Lorenz aging wife Countess Lorenz needs fluids harvested from the glands of young virgins in order to retain her eternal youth and beauty. What better place for the Dr. Lorenz to maintain his supply of young virgins than at the alter, where her kidnaps the unsuspecting brides before they can complete their vows.

 

 

 

 

Sedating them into a coma-like state with a strong smelling rare flower corset. Dr. Lorenz then brings the brides to his mansion to inject the fluids into his wife. Bela Lugosi is at his devilish best in this film and it is a 1940’s B-Movie classic.

“I find a coffin much more comfortable than a bed”

Trivia:
Dwarf Angelo Rossitti one of “Dr. Lorenzs” henchmen also stared in Tod Browning “Freaks”.

Also Known As:
The Case of the Missing Brides
Runtime:
64 min
Cast:
Bela Lugosi …. Dr. Lorenz
Luana Walters …. Patricia Hunter
Tristram Coffin …. Dr. Foster
Elizabeth Russell …. Countess Lorenz
Minerva Urecal …. Fagah
Angelo Rossitto …. Toby (as Angelo)
Joan Barclay …. Alice Wentworth
Kenneth Harlan …. Keenan
Gwen Kenyon …. Peggy Woods
Vince Barnett …. Sandy
Frank Moran …. Angel
George Eldredge …. Mike


The Corpse Vanishes (1942)
  • Monster A Go-Go Rating:
3

Summary

Dr. George Lorenz (Bela Lugosi) and his wife (Elizabeth Russell) are getting on in years, but they’ve thought of a way to thwart aging. Lorenz abducts a nubile bride-to-be, Alice (Joan Barclay), and plans to extract her valuable bodily fluids to inject into his wife, restoring her health and vitality. Journalist Patricia Hunter (Luana Walters) is investigating the case of the missing bride, but, when the trail leads her to Lorenz, she doesn’t realize she’s in danger of becoming his next victim.