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Mclendon

Dr. Radford Baines, played by Gordon McLendon, is a character in the 1959 film The Killer Shrews.

Baines is an assistant to Dr. Marlowe Cragis. Together they have performed well-meaning, yet disastrous experiments that caused the remote island's shrew population to mutate. Now the shrews are ferocious and bloodthirsty.

Baines, along with most the island inhabitants barricade themselves inside Cragis' lab.

Radford discovers that the shrews' saliva is highly toxic. So that even one bite will be sufficient to kill a man.

Eventually a shrew manages to tear its way into the adobe building and bites Baines. Before he succumbs to the bite, he takes notes on the symptoms with his typewriter until he eventually dies.

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