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


Myrna Hartley: [responding to a noise] What was that?
Hubert Smith: Only a cat. There's always a cat someplace around here.


Mr. Penny: [looking at the cats on the grounds after the rainstorm] It looks like it's been raining cats and cats around here.


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Both Broderick Crawford (replacing Richard Carlson) and Basil Rathbone (replacing Paul Cavanaugh) were late casting changes. Production was delayed nearly a month to accommodate these changes and other production scheduling problems.
Universal ordered Alan Ladd's billing increased to take advantage of his notoriety in the current Paramount hit This Gun for Hire.
Associate producer Burt Kelly was tasked with delivering both this film and "Oh, Charlie" (released as Hold That Ghost) nearly simultaneously.
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