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The Black Cat (1941) was a Comedy - Horror Film directed by Albert S. Rogell and produced by Burt Kelly.

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The Black Cat (1934, Edgar G. Ulmer)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Oct 14, 2017 From The Stop Button

The Black Cat has a lot going on. It’s the story of two American honeymooners–David Manners and Julie Bishop–who, for whatever reason, decide Hungary is better than Niagara Falls. It’s also the story of a recently freed Hungarian soldier Bela Lugosi, who went into the war a h... Read full article


The Black Cat (1934)

on Oct 14, 2016 From Journeys in Classic Film

Originally published August 15th, 2012 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 T... Read full article


The Case of the Black Cat, Mason, Street and Halloween

By C. S. Williams on Oct 31, 2015 From Classic Film Aficionados

Ah? The thirty-first of October; a chill in the air, a thrill on the nape of the neck and a movie that makes you go bump in the night! And the perfect title for a Halloween release, The Case of the Black Cat. At least that is what Warner Bros. and First National Pictures, were hoping for, when they ... Read full article


The Case of the Black Cat, Mason, Street and Halloween

By C. S. Williams on Oct 31, 2015 From Classic Film Aficionados

Ah? The thirty-first of October; a chill in the air, a thrill on the nape of the neck and a movie that makes you go bump in the night! And the perfect title for a Halloween release, The Case of the Black Cat. At least that is what Warner Bros. and First National Pictures, were hoping for, when they ... Read full article


The Case of the Black Cat, Mason, Street and Halloween

By C. S. Williams on Oct 31, 2015 From Classic Film Aficionados

Ah? The thirty-first of October; a chill in the air, a thrill on the nape of the neck and a movie that makes you go bump in the night! And the perfect title for a Halloween release, The Case of the Black Cat. At least that is what Warner Bros. and First National Pictures, were hoping for, when they ... Read full article


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Hubert Smith: Oh, then you're the guy that slugged me.
Richard Hartley: Yeah, and I'll do it again any time you train down to my weight.


Elaine Winslow: Were you insinuating that Grandmother's death wasn't accidental?
Hubert Smith: Well, she wasn't killed by kindness, was she?


Montague Hartley: [talking to Gil] This is on a par with your other stupid accusation!
Richard Hartley: Yes, two more brains and he'd be a half wit.


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Director Orson Welles saw "The Black Cat" and was so impressed by cinematographer Stanley Cortez's atmospheric lighting and angling that he hired Cortez to photograph The Magnificent Ambersons which is also set largely inside a Victorian-era mansion.
Broderick Crawford's line "He thinks he's Sherlock Holmes" is a gag. At the time this was made, Basil Rathbone had already played in two Holmes films, "The Hound of the Baskervilles" and "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes."
In the trailer, 'Broderick Crawford' is credited as "Brod Crawford".
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