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The Old Dark House (1932) was a Comedy - Horror Film directed by James Whale and produced by Carl Laemmle Jr. and E.M. Asher.

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THE OLD DARK HOUSE (1932)--Restored, And On Blu-ray

By Dan Day Jr. on Oct 30, 2017 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

I've been looking forward to the Cohen Film Collection's Blu-ray of the newly restored THE OLD DARK HOUSE, and now that I've viewed it, I can say that it lives up to all my expectations. It is a magnificent restoration, and I'm not exaggerating in saying that watching it is like seeing the film for ... Read full article


The Old Dark House: "It's not good to be frightened on an empty tummy"

By Rick29 on Oct 26, 2016 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Fenella Fielding and Tom Poston. William Castle's 1963 adaptation of J.B. Priestley's novel Benighted has little to do with the book or James Whales' 1932 film version. Screenwriter Robert Dillon jettisons the original premise of a group of travelers forced to spend the night in the ancestral home ... Read full article


The Old Dark House: "It's not good to be frightened on an empty tummy"

By Rick29 on Oct 26, 2016 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Fenella Fielding and Tom Poston. William Castle's 1963 adaptation of J.B. Priestley's novel Benighted has little to do with the book or James Whales' 1932 film version. Screenwriter Robert Dillon jettisons the original premise of a group of travelers forced to spend the night in the ancestral home ... Read full article


The Old Dark House (1932)

on Oct 25, 2015 From Journeys in Classic Film

We return back to the era of the old dark house story….by reviewing James Whale’s The Old Dark House. Made a year after Whale and star Boris Karloff were launched into popular consciousness with Frankenstein, this plays like old home week for those who have watched horror films, especial... Read full article


The Old Dark House (1932, James Whale)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Aug 27, 2014 From The Stop Button

The Old Dark House is a strange film about strange people doing strange things. Director Whale and screenwriter Benn W. Levy rarely let the film get a set tone–unless one counts the consistent mix of comedy and horror. It’s not straight comedy; the comic elements tend to be either absurd... Read full article


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Gladys DuCane: I know wind when I see it.


Horace Femm: [picking up a bunch of flowers] My sister was on the point of arranging these flowers.
[He tosses them into the fire]


Horace Femm: It's only gin, you know. Only gin. I like gin.


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According to modern sources, Melvyn Douglas replaced Russell Hopton for the role of Roger Penderel and Raymond Massey replaced Walter Byron for the role of Philip Waverton.
This was the first American film of Charles Laughton and Raymond Massey.
The father is played by Elspeth Dudgeon, a female.
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Also directed by James Whale




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Also produced by Carl Laemmle Jr.




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