The Greed of William Hart (1948)

Article #440 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing date: 5-29-2002
Posting date: 10-22-2002

Two ghoulish men provide corpses for a doctor to use in medical examinations.

If there had been a market for malevolent glee, Tod Slaughter would have cornered it years ago. I find it totally unsurprising that he would have tackled the Burke and Hare story; it seemed a natural for him. There’s not a whole lot to comment on here; it’s Slaughter doing his thing; killing people, spouting mean but witty dialogue, and enjoying the whole thing immensely. There’s also plenty of other interesting and fun roles in this movie; unfortunately, my print ran only 53 minutes, and I know there are longer prints out there. This one will have to go on my upgrade list.


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