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The Black Castle (1952)

Unrated  |   |  Horror, Mystery, Thriller  |  15 December 1952 (Sweden)
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Man investigates the disappearance of two of his friends who were the guests of a sinister Austrian count.

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Cast overview:
Richard Greene ...
Sir Ronald Burton, alias Richard Beckett
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Stephen McNally ...
Count Karl von Bruno
Rita Corday ...
Countess Elga von Bruno (as Paula Corday)
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Gargon (as Lon Chaney)
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Count Steiken
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Count Ernst von Melcher
Nancy Valentine ...
Therese Von Wilk
Tudor Owen ...
Romley
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Fender
Otto Waldis ...
Krantz - the innkeeper
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Man investigates the disappearance of two of his friends who were the guests of a sinister Austrian count.

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15 December 1952 (Sweden)  »

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Das schwarze Schloß  »

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The movie was supposed to be set in the 18th century, yet there are German Shepherds in he courtyard. The German Shepherd came into being around 1900. See more »

Quotes

Count Karl von Bruno: Doctor, you're an expert on medical science. Isn't it true that the Ancient Romans were pain worshippers?
Dr. Meissen: Oh, yes, Herr Count. They even held endurance contests. It was a mark of distinction to suffer in silence.
Count Steiken: [Being treated for an arm wound by Dr. Meissen] Ah, naaah! Oh, no!
Count Karl von Bruno: Do you hear that, Steiken?
Count Steiken: [Screaming] Aaah, ah, ah! I'm not an Ancient Roman!
Servant: Herr Count, Mr. Beckett is here.
Count Karl von Bruno: Well, bring him in for this should amuse him too.
Count Steiken: [to Dr. Meissen] Ooohh! - You idiot! You call yourself a ...
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Eine kleine Nachtmusik [K.525]
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Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Gothic thrills
11 February 2010 | by See all my reviews

The writer drew on famous sources :Edgar Poe ("buried alive") and Shakespeare ("Romeo and Juliet").The beginning is quite scary and the interest is sustained till the end.The screenplay is certainly smarter than the average horror flick.Boris Karloff is the stand-out ,even if he is not really the scariest thing of the movie.The castle in question is full of traps,dark dungeons and crocodiles pit (which makes sense ,for the story really begins in Africa).The countess and the hero make a good romantic couple inside the gloomy walls of her husband's desirable mansion.The leopard hunting is also a very exciting moment.Very entertaining and a must for Gothic horror buffs.


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