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Things you never said before nor even dreamed of!May. 07, 193463 Min.
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#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Honeymooning in Hungary, Joan and Peter Allison share their train compartment with Dr. Vitus Verdegast, a courtly but tragic man who is returning to the remains of the town he defended before becoming a prisoner of war for fifteen years. When their hotel-bound bus crashes in a mountain storm and Joan is injured, the travellers seek refuge in the home, built fortress-like upon the site of a bloody battlefield, of famed architect Hjalmar Poelzig. There, cat-phobic Verdegast learns his wife’s fate, grieves for his lost daughter, and must play a game of chess for Allison’s life.
Plot: After a road accident in Hungary, the American honeymooners Joan and Peter and the enigmatic Dr. Werdegast find refuge in the house of the famed architect Hjalmar Poelzig, who shares a dark past with the doctor.
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More Enjoyable Than It Has Any Business Being
Other commentaries will fill you in on the nearly-incomprehensible plot (if that’s possible) but, as has been pointed out, you don’t watch a film like this for plot.

Despite the story inconsistencies and implausibilities, everything here just seems to “jell:” the fabulous sets, elegant photography, evocative music (drawing heavily from Schubert, among others) and the downright creepy atmosphere woven from the themes of jealousy, lust, revenge, murder, sadism…..all sounds delightfully sick, doesn’t it? Truly, it’s nowhere near as threatening as it sounds; indeed, if Astaire and Rogers had ever made a spooky thriller, it might have looked and felt something like this one. THE BLACK CAT possesses a lyrical, rhythmic quality, upon which we drift through a sleek, ultra-modern nightmare world.

One of the reasons it all works is its ability to pull us into a sort of parallel universe which, though it looks more or less like reality as we know it, glides along on a barely-concealed undercurrent – an “atmosphere of death,” as Lugosi’s character puts it – where things happen that “could never actually happen” (an inside reference for those who know the film).

There are some wonderful set-pieces, such as Karloff’s tour through a most unusual basement mausoleum/museum memorializing all of his dearly departed earlier “wives.” And of course, Boris and Bela deliver, with their restrained but full-bodied performances. Karloff conveys menace just entering a room, and Lugosi has an all-too-rare opportunity to display some tenderness; notice the single tear that rolls down his face as he learns – and sees – what became of the wife that Karloff stole from him years before.

A very stylized – and stylish – film which grants us the unusual treat of seeing Lugosi play a (more or less) “good guy,” and the unique one of hearing him pronounce the word “baloney,” as only he could.

Review By: Doghouse-6 Rating: Date: 2004-07-14

Other Information:

Original Title The Black Cat
Release Date 1934-05-07
Release Year 1934

Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 5 min (65 min)
Budget 95745
Revenue 236000
Status Released
Rated Not Rated
Genre Adventure, Crime, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Director Edgar G. Ulmer
Writer Edgar Allan Poe (suggested by a story by), Peter Ruric (screenplay), Edgar G. Ulmer (story), Peter Ruric (story)
Actors Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, David Manners, Julie Bishop
Country USA
Awards 2 wins.
Production Company Universal Pictures
Website N/A

Technical Information:

Sound Mix Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Camera N/A
Laboratory Universal Studios Laboratory, USA
Film Length (7 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm

The Black Cat 1934 123movies
The Black Cat 1934 123movies
The Black Cat 1934 123movies
The Black Cat 1934 123movies
The Black Cat 1934 123movies
The Black Cat 1934 123movies
The Black Cat 1934 123movies
Original title The Black Cat
TMDb Rating 6.8 153 votes

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