The Black Sleep
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The Black Sleep
Given its cast and director, it is disheartening that The Black Sleep isn't any better than it is. Basil Rathbone heads the cast as Sir Joel Cadman, who uses a mind-controlling drug known as "The Black Sleep" to place brilliant scientist Gordon Ramsay (Herbert Rudley) under his control. Cadman needs Ramsay's intellect and expertise to aid him in a series of mysterious, covert experiments involving brain transplants. Evidently Cadman has already endured a few failures, as witness the present feeble-minded state of his former "volunteer" Mungo (Lon Chaney Jr.). Ramsay… More

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"probably the best picture that tor johnson starred in... that doesn't say much."
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson, sbs.is
"A mediocre film that has earned a rep for wasting an all-star caliber cast of some of the greatest horror actors."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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