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The Tell-Tale Heart (1960)

When Edgar sees his girlfriend Betty getting up close and personal with his best friend Carl, he murders Carl in a jealous rage and hides the corpse under the floor of his piano room. Comes... See full summary »

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Laurence Payne ...
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Betty Clare
Dermot Walsh ...
Carl Loomis
Selma Vaz Dias ...
Mrs. Vine, housekeeper (as Selma Vaz Díaz)
John Scott ...
Police Inspector
John Martin ...
Police Sergeant
Annette Carell ...
Betty's Landlady
David Lander ...
Jeweller
Rosemary Rotheray ...
Jackie
Suzanne Fuller ...
Dorothy
Yvonne Buckingham ...
Mina
David Courtney ...
Bit Part
Richard Bennett ...
Mike
Joan Peart ...
Street Girl
Elizabeth Paget ...
Elsie
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When Edgar sees his girlfriend Betty getting up close and personal with his best friend Carl, he murders Carl in a jealous rage and hides the corpse under the floor of his piano room. Comes the night, and Edgar begins to hear strange sounds coming from under the floor... Written by Peter W. Many, Jr. (PMSusana)

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From the Terrifying Pages of Edgar Allan Poe! See more »

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December 1960 (UK)  »

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$1 well spent
31 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was $1 well spent at Wal-Mart yesterday. The acting is this film was very solid. Adrienne Corri was sexy and perfect for the role of Betty. You could tell of her disinterest in poor Edgar by her head and body language. Laurence Payne did a fantastic job as Edgar too. You really believed that he was going mad.

This is a nice slow-burn horror movie that comes to a great climax after slowly building suspense. It is available in a $1 DVD with Chiller. I purchased it for Chiller, but decided to watch Tell-Tale Heart first. This movie was a great surprise. The movie also has great atmosphere and a solid story. Tell-Tale is my favorite Poe short story and it was brought to life wonderfully is this 1960's gem.

Go to Wal-Mart and buy it today.


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