This classic tale of grave robbers and murderers who sold corpses for medical science was banned in its original title of "Burke and Hare", which was of course a true story. The film is set in Edinburgh in the 1800's starring Tod Slaughter as William Hart; this dark and gory film tells the story of the infamous grave robbers. Burke was hanged and Hare avoided the gallows by testifying against Burke. This film is rarely seen and is graced with a fine cast. Alongside Tod Slaughter, top honours go to Henry Oscar (1891-1969) as Mr. Moore who equals Slaughter's treacly malevolence to such an extent that neither actor steals the scenes over the other. It is equally delightful to see a very young Aubrey Woods and also Tod's wife Jenny Lynn in the role of Helen Moore.