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Phantom of the Rue Morgue (1954)

Approved | | Crime, Horror, Mystery | 27 March 1954 (USA)
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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LeBon (as Rolphe Sedan)
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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

This story is set in Paris, France, which means that all signs and printed material should be in French; however, there are several signs in the English language, such as UNIVERSITY OF PARIS. See more »


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Künstlerleben, Op.316
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Music by Johann Strauss
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I liked this version very much
31 October 2001 | by (Parkersburg, West Virginia) – See all my reviews

This is a good version of the Poe story, and I liked it much more than the Bela Lugosi version. This held my attention throughout the whole movie. The color cinematography was very effective and Steve Forrest and Patricia Medina make a very believable couple. The ending is a bit unintentionally funny, at least to me. And it sure is something to see a very young and a very slim Merv Griffin. LOL.

But I do like this version, I think because the Lugosi version has a weird look to it. This is the better version.


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