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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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Quotes from

Mr. Penny: [referring to Abigail] What a puss! Like a lemon rinse!


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


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.


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Fans of Universal films of the 40s will recognize the interiors and exteriors of the Winslow Mansion, which would be utilized in such subsequent Universal releases as "The Night Monster," "The Mummy's Tomb," "The Mummy's Ghost," and "Son of Dracula."
The "Universal Horror Classic Movie Archive" DVD boxed set release of this film includes a reissue trailer from Realart Pictures that moves 'Alan Ladd''s billing up to second (after Basil Rathbone) to take advantage of his later stardom at Paramount.
Marlene Dietrich's from-the-back cameo in the film is due to her stopping by on a break from filming The Flame of New Orleans to visit her then-boyfriend, Broderick Crawford. She graciously volunteered to fill in for Claire Dodd in a non-dialog scene after the actress left the studio for the day.
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