The Black Cat (1934) was a Horror - Crime Film directed by Edgar G. Ulmer and produced by Carl Laemmle Jr. and E.M. Asher.
The Black Cat (1934) (1)By Kristen on Aug 15, 2012 From Journeys in Classic Film
Finally back on track with a film review, this time getting prepped for Halloween a few months early (although I have a pretty awesome theme of Halloween movies for the blog). ?Today’s film is the 1934 Edgar G. Ulmer film The Black Cat which made my TCM Top Twelve in June. ?The Black Cat was t... Read full article
The Black Cat (1934) (2)By Lindsey on Jul 16, 2012 From The Motion Pictures
(Image via johnsforbiddenplanet.blogspot.com) *This review contains mild spoilers. Joan (Julie Bishop) and Peter Alison (David Manners) are on a honeymoon train in Hungary when a ticket mix-up causes them to have to share their compartment with Dr. Vitus Werdegast (Bela Lugosi), a psychiatrist who i... Read full article
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Hjalmar Poelzig: The phone is dead. Do you hear that, Vitus? Even the phone is dead.
Hjalmar Poelzig: You say your soul was killed, that you have been dead all these years. And what of me? Did we not both die here in Marmorus 15 years ago? Are we any the less victims of the war than those whose bodies were torn asunder? Are we not both the living dead? And now you come to me, playing at being an avenging angel, childishly thirsting for my blood. We understand each other too well. We know too much of life.
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The only Universal picture until The Wolf Man to introduce the major characters during the opening credits, and the actors playing them, with brief clips from the movie.
Edgar G. Ulmer dubbed Bela Lugosi's voice instructing his servant to "wait here" before accompanying Boris Karloff down to be shown his preserved dead wife.
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