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The Black Raven (1943)

 -  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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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 »

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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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A delightful period piece
20 July 2008 | by (Duluth, MN) – See all my reviews

I got to see this film last night on my local access channel, and I had such a good time with it. It reminded me so clearly of the classic early Warner Brothers cartoons about the fiends in the old houses on stormy nights and when you watch a movie like this, you can see the influences that inspired the great Chuck Jones. Though I agree with the other reviewer that this movie is a bit muddled, I cannot watch a movie like this from the perspective of its own time. It is so much a period piece. And that is the source of delight. The quality of the sound...the pops and crackles, the staged storm sound effects, the clothes, the lighting, the bumbling sheriff, the damsel in distress - all come together to present a little gem out of time. I recommend this film as a charming visit with our history of movie making.


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