Black Friday 1940

A scene from Black Friday 1940
A scene from Black Friday 1940

Black Friday 1940 depicts a brain transplant between a college professor and a gangster.

Release date: 29 February 1940 (Chicago), 12 April 1940 (United States)
Director: Arthur Lubin

Cast: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Stanley Ridges, Anne Nagel, Anne Gwynne, Virginia Brissac, Edmund MacDonald, Paul Fix, Murray Alper, Gonzalo Meroño

Studio: Universal Pictures
Country: United States

Black Friday 1940 Review

Black Friday is a 1940 science fiction/horror film directed by Arthur Lubin and starring Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, and Stanley Ridges.

The film tells the story of a brilliant doctor who, after a car accident, transplants the brain of a deceased friend into the body of a professor, with unexpected consequences.

Karloff delivers a standout performance as the conflicted doctor, conveying both the character’s genius and his descent into madness.

Lugosi is also notable in his supporting role as a criminal accomplice of the doctor. The film’s blend of science fiction and horror elements, along with its engaging story line and strong performances, make it a must-see for fans of classic genre cinema.

Overall, Black Friday is a thrilling and well-crafted film that showcases the talents of its iconic cast.

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