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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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Betty Clare
Dermot Walsh ...
Carl Loomis
Selma Vaz Dias ...
Mrs. Vine, housekeeper (as Selma Vaz Díaz)
John Scott ...
Police Inspector
John Martin ...
Police Sergeant
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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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Edgar Allan Poe's Terrifying FLESH CREEPER!! See more »

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Very good Poe adaptation
2 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Like a few of you, I found this on an inconspicuous DVD along with "Chiller," and I just saw it a few hours ago. This film is as good at "stretching out" a short Poe story as the AIP movies (and I'm VERY attached to those). I'm not familiar with Lawrence Payne, but he was great in the part, as were the Dermot Walsh and Adrienne Corri. But I didn't realize Frank Thornton was the barman till I read it here - I'll have to watch for him next time. As for the ending - which I won't give away here - some people might see it as a "cop-out" ending, but I think it works perfectly well. As some of you say, the "risque" side of this film was slightly surprising for a film of 1960 - I kept thinking I was seeing a Hammer film (minus the cleavage!).


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