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The Black Cat (1934)

The Black Cat
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Boris Karloff Boris Karloff
Hjalmar Poelzig
Bela Lugosi Bela Lugosi
Dr. Vitus Werdegast
David Manners David Manners
Peter Alison
Julie Bishop Julie Bishop
Joan Alison
Egon Brecher Egon Brecher
The Majordomo
Harry Cording Harry Cording
Thamal
Lucille Lund Lucille Lund
Karen
Henry Armetta Henry Armetta
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Peter Ruric Peter Ruric
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The Black Cat Review

10 years, 3 months ago at Jun 5 3:04
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Those looking for an accurate adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's short story should look elsewhere. About the only thing this film has in common with Poe's story is the fact that there is a black cat in the movie, and Lugosi's character is deathly afraid of black cats. If on the other hand you're looking for some great moments in classic horror, then you should definitely check out THE BLACK CAT. It ... read more
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American honeymooners in Hungary are trapped in the home of a Satan- worshiping priest when the bride is taken there for medical help following a road accident.
Release date: 7 May 1934
UPC: 014381079722
Tags: Horror (9), 1934 (6), Satanism (6), Cat (5), Murder (5), Hungary (4), Human Sacrifice (4), Cult (4), Chess (4), 1930s (3), Thriller (3), Revenge (3), Universal Horror (2), Adaptation (2), Gun (2), Edgar Allan Poe (2), Occult (2), Crime (2), Train (2), Based On Short Story (1)
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