The Doctor and the Devils (1985) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Doctor and the Devils (1985)




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Movie Info

Set in 19th-century Britain, this drama concerns an unorthodox anatomy professor who, needing more cadavers for his medical research, hires a pair of grave robbers to provide him with fresh corpses. Inspired by a true story, the film is loosely based on a script by poet Dylan Thomas.


Timothy Dalton
as Dr. Thomas Rock
as Jenny
Julian Sands
as Dr. Murray
Stephen Rea
as Timothy
Phyllis Logan
as Elizabeth
Lewis Fiander
as Dr. Thornton
Beryl Reid
as Mrs. Flynn
T.P. McKenna
as O'Connor
Patrick Stewart
as Prof. Macklin
Sian Phillips
as Annabella Rock
Philip Davis
as Billy Bedlam
Philip Jackson
as Andrew Merry-Lees
Danny Schiller
as Praying Howard
Paul Curran
as Tom, the Porter
Sarah Melia
as Nora Webb
John Horsley
as Dr. Mackendrick
Jack May
as Dr. Stevens
Rachel Herbert
as Mrs. Stevens
David Parfitt
as Billings
Jeff Rawle
as Lambert
Moira Brooker
as Molly, the Maid
Roy Evans
as Sewerman
Peter Burton
as Customer
Leonard Maguire
as Night Watchman
Martin Herring
as Messenger
Shaun Curry
as Policeman
Ray Armstrong
as Prison Guard
Sam Bartlett
as Prison Guard
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Critic Reviews for The Doctor and the Devils

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

It is unredeemed, dreary, boring, gloomy dreck unilluminated by even the slightest fugitive moment of inspiration or ambition.

October 23, 2004 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Feels as though the plot could do even more with its material.

November 12, 2014 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

A dull, uninspired—albeit aesthetically handsome—experience.

October 30, 2014 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

...bloated, lifeless, and toe-tagged. D.O.A.

April 6, 2006 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Doctor and the Devils

Okay, yeah, there's a good cast, and moments of entertainment here... but this is an old story that has been told in too many films already. I was just bored, it brought nothing new to the old tale.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

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