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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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Reviews: The Mummy, Island of Lost Souls, The Black Cat

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jun 13, 2023 From 4 Star Films

There’s something deeply prescient about The Mummy beginning with an archeological expedition for The British Museum. If it’s not evident from the outset, the film is firmly planted in the reality of 1922 when Howard Carter famously discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun. This is only one hi... Read full article


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


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Quotes from

Mr. Penny: That house is doubly blest / Which to our feline friends gives rest.
Hubert Smith: Her hats are full of bats / For spending all her dough on cats.


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.


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


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Universal ordered Alan Ladd's billing increased to take advantage of his notoriety in the current Paramount hit This Gun for Hire.
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."
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.
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