The Man with Nine Lives (film)

1940 science horror film starring Boris Karloff / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The Man with Nine Lives is a 1940 American horror science fiction film directed by Nick Grinde and starring Boris Karloff.[1]

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The Man with Nine Lives
Film poster
Directed byNick Grinde
Screenplay byKarl Brown
Story byHarold Shumate
StarringBoris Karloff
CinematographyBenjamin H. Kline
(as Benjamin Kline)
Edited byAl Clark
Columbia Pictures
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • April 18, 1940 (1940-04-18)
Running time
74 minutes
CountryUnited States

Both The Man with Nine Lives and The Man They Could Not Hang were based in part on the real-life saga of Dr. Robert Cornish, a University of California professor who, in 1934, announced that he had restored life to a dog named Lazarus, which he had put to death by clinical means. The resulting publicity (including a Time magazine article and motion picture footage of the allegedly re-animated canine) led to Cornish being booted off campus.[2]