The Body Snatcher script
Synopsis: The Body Snatcher is a 1945 horror film directed by Robert Wise based on the short story The Body Snatcher by Robert Louis Stevenson. The film's producer Val Lewton helped adapt the story for the screen, writing under the pen name of "Carlos Keith".

MED. FULL SHOT -- Fettes and Mrs. MacBride.


He'll not leave the grave -- not

since Wednesday last when we buried

the lad.


Your son, ma'am? He must have been

a fine boy for the wee dog to love

him so.

Mrs. MacBride nods.


A great, kind lad, he was -- gentle

with all things like Robbie.

She pauses, sighs and then goes on.

MRS. MACBRIDE (cont'd)

Now I can't get the dog to leave,

here. Perhaps it is for the best.

I've not money enough to afford a

grave watcher.


(looking about)

Not much danger here, ma'am, I

wouldn't think -- right here in the

heart of Edinburgh.


They're uncommon bold, the grave

robbers -- and the daft doctors who

drive them on.


(a little uncomfortable;

feeling he has to make

the admission)

I'm by way of being a medical


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Philip MacDonald

Philip MacDonald (5 November 1900, London – 10 December 1980, Woodland Hills, California) was a British author of thrillers. more…

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