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The Black Cat (1934) was a Horror - Crime Film directed by Edgar G. Ulmer and produced by Carl Laemmle Jr. and E.M. Asher.

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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: Come, Vitus, are we men or are we children?


Peter Allison: I don't know. It all sounds like a lot of supernatural baloney to me.
Dr. Vitus Verdegast: Supernatural, perhaps. Baloney, perhaps not. There are many things under the sun.


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Edgar G. Ulmer dubbed Boris Karloff's line at the end of the chess match: "You lose, Vitus".
Edgar G. Ulmer admitted in an interview that Edgar Allan Poe's story was credited to draw public attention, despite the fact it had nothing to do with the story in the movie.
Censors in Italy, Finland and Austria banned the movie outright, while others required cuts of the more gruesome sequences.
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Also directed by Edgar G. Ulmer




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Also produced by Carl Laemmle Jr.




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Also released in 1934




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