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Phantom of the Rue Morgue (1954)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Horror, Mystery  |  27 March 1954 (USA)
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After several women are murdered, the police are baffled who the suspect is. All evidence points to Dupin, but soon it becomes apparent that it is something that is stronger and more deadlier than man.

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Jeanette
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Yvonne (as Allyn McLerie)
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Jacques the One-Eyed
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Arlette
Dolores Dorn ...
Camille
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Georges Brevert
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Rene the Knife-thrower
Rolfe Sedan ...
LeBon (as Rolphe Sedan)
Erin O'Brien-Moore ...
Wardrobe Woman
The Flying Zacchinis ...
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Storyline

After several women are murdered, the police are baffled who the suspect is. All evidence points to Dupin, but soon it becomes apparent that it is something that is stronger and more deadlier than man.

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Mad passions, madder deeds in the Edgar Allan Poe chiller!

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Crime | Horror | Mystery

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27 March 1954 (USA)  »

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Der Würger von Paris  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.75 : 1
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Trivia

The famous "gorilla performer" Charles Gemora, who plays the gorilla, also played the gorilla in the original Universal version Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932). See more »

Goofs

Although set in turn-of-the-century Paris, there's a scene in the movie, when the police inspector and Paul Dupin visit the fair to watch the acrobats at work, where you can see the famous Warner Studios water tower in the background for a brief moment. See more »


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Auprès de ma blonde ('Le Prisonnier de Hollande')
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This "Phantom" is a Scary Flick!!
28 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This version of "Phantom of the Rue Morgue" is far superior to the earlier Bela Lugosi version in virtually every respect! Firstly, the music score by David Buttolph adds a sinister spine tingling note that heightens the element of fright. The cast members, all of them, led by Karl Malden and the underestimated Claude Dauphin as the Inspector, move the plot along and ably hold the audience's attention as the story unfolds. The mood, the period, the locale of turn-of-the-century Paris are all re-created very well by Director Roy Del Ruth. The garish hues of Warner Color, too, heighten the imagery. Having first seen this flick more than half a century ago as a young boy, I was terrified then. Given some of what makes it to the screen these days, "Phantom" is, indeed, quite tame by comparison! Nonetheless, it is a very entertaining horror flick of the period


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