The Black Sleep


Watch The Black Sleep (1956)

England, 1872. The night before he was hung up for the murder he did not commit, the young doctor Gordon Ramsey is visited in his cell by his old mentor, the distinguished surgeon Sir Joel Cadmund. Cadmund suggests that Ramsey get an adequate funeral and give him sleeping powder to guide him through the night Ramsey takes without knowing that it is actually the East Indian drug "nind andhera" ("black dream") that causes a fatal state of anesthesia. Declared dead in his cell, he is handed over to Cadmund, who immediately revives him and takes him to his home in a distant abbey. Cadmund explains that he thinks Ramsey is innocent and needs his talents to help him with a project he doesn't want to discuss further. In fact, Cadmund's wife falls into a coma from a deeply embedded brain tumor and he tries to find a safe surgical route to this place. He's experimenting with the brains of others who Ramsey arrives to find that they are alive during this process, stunned by "black sleep" and ...... Show more

Great Action with a great cast, a good storyline and above all: the most funny dialogues ever. I really recommend to see and put The Black Sleep on the list of the best films, because The Black Sleep certainly deserve it. I know it gets a lot of stick for being the mainstream popular movie, but honestly I can not think of anything wrong with this movie online. Anyway, Horror may boast of one of the biggest numbers of good movies. Everytime I watch The Black Sleep movie online, I'm really enjoying the music, it is just pure soul of this movie. The whole movie is still very relaxing and motivating. Now, watch and enjoy :).... Show more

Release: 1956
Duration: 82 min
IMDb Rating: 6.1