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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
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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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Terror Stalks Its Turreted Battlements... and Horror Crawls the Catacombs Beneath! See more »


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29 December 1952 (USA)  »

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Das schwarze Schloß  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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

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

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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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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Great Karloff Classic Film
22 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

All Boris Karloff fans will love this classic film, where Karloff is the castle physician and gives his patients excellent attention. Sir Ronald Burton,(Richard Greene), an eighteenth-century English adventurer, believes his two friends have been murdered by Count Von Bruno,(Stephen McNally) on his Black Forest estate. Arriving at Von Bruno's castle to accumulate evidence, Burton learns Von Bruno's unhappy wife Elga (Paula Corday),. and Dr. Meissen(Boris Karloff), the castle physician, are virtual prisoners. Suspecting Burton's motives, Von Bruno and Gargon (Lon Chaney Jr., ) a giant, mute scarred henchman, discover the Englishman was responsible for their being captured and tortured. You will definitely have to view this great Classic Karloff Film to enjoy the ending.


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