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The Black Raven (1943)

Approved  |   |  Mystery  |  31 May 1943 (USA)
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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
George Zucco ...
Amos Bradford aka The Raven
Wanda McKay ...
Lee Winfield
Noel Madison ...
Mike Bardoni
Robert Livingston ...
Allen Bentley (as Bob Randall) (as Robt. Randall)
Byron Foulger ...
Horace Weatherby
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Sheriff (as Charlie Middleton)
Robert Middlemass ...
Tim Winfield
Glenn Strange ...
Andy
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Whitey Cole
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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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31 May 1943 (USA)  »

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Crni gavran  »

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Began shooting February 9 1943, and completed by late February. See more »

Quotes

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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4 June 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The Black Raven is both the name of an Inn near the Canadian border and it is the underworld nickname of its owner George Zucco. At one time a kingpin racketeer Zucco now is retired and owns this rural hideaway which some of his associates use when they're fleeing the country.

On one dark and stormy night when a local bridge washes out, several unexpected guests arrive including political boss Robert Middlemass hot on the heels of his daughter Wanda McKay who is eloping with Robert Livingston in one of his few non-western roles. Middlemass is the first of several murders that night before Sheriff Charles Middleton gets it all solved by a dying confession and the elimination of a few cast members.

Although this is a typical PRC poverty row product as always George Zucco exudes menace and keeps this film moving along nicely. Might be worth a look.


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