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Black Friday
1940 | B&W | 70 Minutes | 1.37.1 | PG | Horror | Mono | Universal

Director: Arthur Lubin

Writers: Curt Siodmak

Stars:
Boris Karloff
Bela Lugosi
Stanley Ridges
Anne Nagel

When his friend Professor Kingsley is at deaths door, brain surgeon Dr. Sovac saves his life by means of an illegal operation that transplants part of injured gangster Red Cannon's brain. Unfortunately, the operation has a disastrous Jeckll and Hyde side effect and under certain conditions the persona of Cannon emerges. Sovac soon learns of the duel personality and of half a million dollars the gangster has hidden away. He attempts to find the money through the manipulation of his friend, an attempt that brings Kingsley closer to madness as he alternates between a meek professor of English and a brutal gangster out for murderous revenge on those who tried to kill him.


This is a really fascinating film- we’ll reveal how some of the original casting changed, and give you some cast background. Also in this program- we get a classic TV take on the movie title- and- more of our “Flashback Weekend” on-stage talk show- featuring an actor whose films have been on our show- who also loves to playfully give me a hard time- the great Lance Henriksen of “Pumpkinhead”, “Aliens”, “Millennium”, etc!

“Black Friday” fills out your Saturday night on MeTV tonight at 10 pm eastern/pacific, 9 central, and please check your local listings for the time where you are. In Chicago, viewers get another look at the classic “Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein” at 11 am on WCIU, the U!

Let me say that yesterday- the official “Svengoolie/Rich Koz Day” in Chicago and the state of Illinois- was an experience I will never forget. Many thanks to our friend Brian Bernadoni, Alderman Bob Fioretti, State Representative Kay Hatcher, my right-hand man Jim Roche, and everyone involved who made this possible- including all you loyal fans. Onward and upward! (or, at least , sideways towards Berwyn…)

See you tonight as we kick off a month featuring Boris- and a side order of…well, you’ll see!


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