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The Tell-Tale Heart (1960)

 |  Horror  |  December 1960 (UK)
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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... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Laurence Payne ...
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Betty Clare
Dermot Walsh ...
Carl Loomis
Selma Vaz Dias ...
Mrs. Vine, housekeeper (as Selma Vaz Díaz)
John Scott Martin ...
Police Inspector (as John Scott)
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!

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Edgar
8 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This story is one of the all time favorites of mine, whether on film, or in the book, you can't help but be drawn to it. Always have been a big fan of Edgar Allen Poe , going all the way back to childhood. This particular movie i think does the book a lot of justice, although the female lead character is kinda a little over the top obvious , but other than that, hey the movie really works for me, it doesn't really drag, you feel so sorry for Edgar plodding along in the movie after that girl, i kept telling him Edgar don't tell her about you're best friend, why would you do that, guess he doesn't have to much brains with woman at the time. the plot in the movie was great. although a bit worn, but the music, omg was excellent, very creepy, well done, really there ain't nothing hardly wrong with the movie, if you can overlook the female lead's obvious obnoxiousness then you got it made.


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