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Blu-ray Review - Black Friday

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For their final movie together at Universal Pictures, stars Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi barely share any screen time in 1940's "Black Friday," which features the men prominently billed, while the actual lead role is handed to Stanley Ridges. It's a strange situation of expectations not being met with the picture, which promises to present something more substantial with the Karloff and Lugosi, fitting them for a gangster effort with mild macabre happenings. It's weird science yet again for the duo, but the screenplay isn't very interested in Lugosi, who struggles with a lesser role in a minor film, with Karloff supplied with more screen time to showcase his range, portraying a doctor who's managed to stuff part of a criminal's mind into his best friend's dying body. Read the rest at Blu-ray.com

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