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The Old Dark House (1932)

The Old Dark House
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Melvyn Douglas

Melvyn Douglas

Penderel
Charles Laughton

Charles Laughton

Sir William Porterhouse
Lilian Bond

Lilian Bond

Gladys
Ernest Thesiger

Ernest Thesiger

Horace Femm
Eva Moore

Eva Moore

Rebecca Femm
Raymond Massey

Raymond Massey

Philip Waverton
Gloria Stuart

Gloria Stuart

Margaret Waverton


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Benn W. Levy

Benn W. Levy

(screen play)


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The Old Dark House (1932)

2 years, 7 months ago at Jan 23 21:37
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Another curious incursion of James Whale in the world of fantasy and horror films, Boris Karloff repeating his favorite player, with whom he had already filmed "Frankenstein" as it strives to specify producer with a sign in the prologue ... "This is the same actor," he says.

"The Old Dark House" goes more or less, as do a lot of movies. Its onset is over how promising, with the typi... read more
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Seeking shelter from a storm in a remote part of Wales, travellers come across a foreboding mansion belonging to the extremely strange Femm family.
Release date: 20 October 1932
UPC: 738329011321
Horror (8), 1932 (4), Thriller (3), Comedy (2), Dinner (2), Usa (2), 1930s (2), B&w (2), Wales (2), Potato (1), Stormy Night (1), Evil Man (1), Falling From Height (1), Pyromaniac (1), Car (1), Emergency Stop (1), Night (1), Based On A Novel (1), 72 Min (1), Fistfight (1)
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""They were all godless here. They used to bring their women here - brazen, lolling creatures in silks and satins. They filled the house with laughter and sin, laughter and sin. And if I ever went down among them, my own father and brothers - they would tell me to go away and pray, and I prayed - and left them with their lustful red and white women." James Whale really broke convention in 1932, when he directed this darkly humorous classic about an old creaky house and the characters within. W"


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"An extremely weird film by the person who brought the two first Frankenstein films to the screen. Creepy, funny and twisted sexually, this film is a little slow but is beyond weird."


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"First viewing - July 8th Old-school Horror double-feature THIS is the movie I've wanted so badly to see all these years? What a disappointment. Now don't get me wrong, the dialogue here is mostly a treat, especially when it involves playful banter. The sets are excellent & I liked some of the characters, plus Karloff is menacingly creepy. But the film fails to strike the right balance between its comedic and horror sides, and thus at times just doesn't work effectively. It also doesn't help th"


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The Old Dark House (1932)

“Another curious incursion of James Whale in the world of fantasy and horror films, Boris Karloff repeating his favorite player, with whom he had already filmed "Frankenstein" as it strives to specify producer with a sign in the prologue ... "This is the same actor," he says.

"The Old Dark House" goes more or less, as do a lot of movies. Its onset is over how promising, with the typical situation of a winding road car during a night of great storm and whose occupants will find refuge in an isolated mansion in the middle of the dark forest. Whale dosing knows very well the dramatic aspect of the story, including various elements of comedy and relaxed and the mood of the verbiage in some of the "refugees" that are found in the dark house.

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