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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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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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Actor Charles Gemora (Sultan the ape) suffered a heart attack in 1943 which limited his screen time in the ape costume. He performed in his suit for closeups and any strenuous work was completed by a stuntman. 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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Version of Murders in the Rue Morgue (1971) See more »

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Auprès de ma blonde ('Le Prisonnier de Hollande')
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Good Looking and Bloody 50's Slog of Standing Around & Screaming
29 November 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Surprisingly Bloody, this was Made After House of Wax (1953), Also in 3-D, was Such a Hit. This one Holds Up Pretty Well with the Vincent Price Movie, Although Karl Malden Seems Out of Place.

But the Attraction of this Film is the Gruesomeness of the Violence and there are Some Attractive Indoor Scenes. When the Movie Ventures Outdoors it is Stilted and Stage Bound. There is Some Tension as the Brutal Murders Continue and When the Evil Doctor Locks the Heroine in the Barred Room (cage) it is Quite Terrifying.

Overall, the Man in an Ape Suit is Rarely Effective, Although Done Somewhat Believable Here. The Movie is Just About as Good as One Would Expect Considering the Limitations of the 3-D Format and 1950's Sensibilities, in Fact, Maybe a Bit Better.

The Downside is the Aggravating Police Department and There are a Lot of Scenes where Folks just Stand Around and Jabber.


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