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The Black Castle (1952)

Man investigates the disappearance of two of his friends who were the guests of a sinister Austrian count.

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Sir Ronald Burton, alias Richard Beckett
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Count Karl von Bruno
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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
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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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This is the Night that Horror Walks on Two Feet! See more »

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Mystery | Thriller

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15 December 1952 (Sweden)  »

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Das schwarze Schloß  »

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Trivia

Lon Chaney Jr's last horror film for Universal. See more »

Goofs

The voice-over clearly sets the action during the reign of Charles VI, who was Holy Roman Emperor between 1711 and 1740. During the post-hunt party, however, we hear parts of the inner movements of K.525 which was not published until 1787. See more »

Quotes

Sir Ronald Burton, alias Richard Beckett: I can condone poor swordsmanship but not bad manners. Gentlemen, Mr. Fender will accept your apologies
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Connections

Featured in Son of Svengoolie: The Black Castle (1952) (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Eine kleine Nachtmusik [K.525]
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Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Uninhibited filmmaking at its best
17 October 1999 | by (Amsterdam, New York) – See all my reviews

This is a prime example of uninhibited filmmaking at its best. Richard Greene (who does good in the role) search for his two missing friends takes him to the Black Forest domain and castle of one-eyed Count Bruno (Stephen McNally), a past enemy of his whom he has never seen face to face. Incredible film has so many awesome elements combined (for once) into a single film--a crocodile pit; a hulking mute (played by Lon Chaney, Jr.); a crafty doctor (played by Boris Karloff); a leopard hunt (VERY well done and VERY atmospheric); a love story; a castle; a swordfight; a sadistic, one-eyed count and his two evil accomplices (played by John Hoyt and Michael Pate!!!); an intriguing background story which makes the film even more interesting; and more!. Jerry Sackheim's script doesn't allow itself to be bound in--making a film that comes extremely recommendable to anyone who is into unlimited filmmaking with a touch of horror and atmosphere to it.


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