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The Black Raven (1943)

Approved | | Mystery | 31 May 1943 (USA)
A group of strangers are brought together in an old, dark house and must contend with two murders and $50,000 in stolen money.



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Complete credited cast:
Amos Bradford aka The Raven
Wanda McKay ...
Lee Winfield
Mike Bardoni
Allen Bentley (as Bob Randall) (as Robt. Randall)
Horace Weatherby
Sheriff (as Charlie Middleton)
Robert Middlemass ...
Tim Winfield
Whitey Cole


A group of strangers are brought together in an old, dark house and must contend with two murders and $50,000 in stolen money.

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The earliest documented telecast of this film in New York City occurred Wednesday 13 October 1948 on WATV (Channel 13). See more »


Horace Weatherby: Help! Help! Someone tried to break into my room!
Tim Winfield: A man or a woman?
Horace Weatherby: A man, I suppose. Why would a woman want to break into my room?
Tim Winfield: Yeah, I guess you're right.
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Remake of The Rogues' Tavern (1936) See more »

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See "The Black Raven" on The Roan Group's Edition
5 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

Many people have found that most DVD editions of "The Black Raven" to be too dark in places and of overall poor quality. I've found a nice, bright restored version of it on a triple feature DVD called Black & Blue Collection which is available through the Roan Group.com. It's compiled with "Black Dragons" and the most perfect copy of "Bluebeard" that I've ever seen (other DVD's of "Bluebeard" on the market are too grainy, edited or have bad sound). Anyway, "The Black Raven" focuses on a group of people who are trying to get over the Canadian border for different reasons but are forced by a rainstorm and washed-out bridges to spend the night at the shadowy Black Raven Inn. The film has plenty of old dark house atmosphere plus the effective relentless howling of the wind and the pounding of the rain. George Zucco and Wanda McKay give good performances in this intriguing murder mystery. Enjoy it in its most perfect DVD edition. It really makes a difference!

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