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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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Cast

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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
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)  »

Also Known As:

Das schwarze Schloß  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Goofs

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

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) (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

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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