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December 1960 (UK) See more »
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From the Terrifying Pages of Edgar Allan Poe!
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Laurence Payne ... Edgar Marsh

Adrienne Corri ... 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
Nade Beall ... Old Crone
Pamela Plant ... Manageress
Graham Ashley ... Neston
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patsy Smart ... Mrs. Marlow
Brian Cobby ... Young Man (uncredited)
Madeline Leon ... Young Woman (uncredited)

Frank Thornton ... Barman (uncredited)
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Directed by
Ernest Morris 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Brian Clemens 
Eldon Howard 
Edgar Allan Poe  story "The Tell-Tale Heart"

Produced by
Edward J. Danziger .... producer
Harry Lee Danziger .... producer
 
Original Music by
Tony Crombie 
Bill LeSage 
 
Cinematography by
James Wilson  (as Jimmy Wilson)
 
Film Editing by
Derek Parsons 
 
Art Direction by
Norman G. Arnold 
Peter Russell 
 
Makeup Department
Aldo Manganaro .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
John Draper .... production manager
Brian Taylor .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Geoffrey Holman .... assistant director
Alex Carver-Hill .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
George Adams .... sound recordist
W. Anson Howell .... sound recording supervisor (as W.A. Howell)
John Smith .... sound editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Paddy Aherne .... camera operator
Bob Jordan .... clapper loader (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rene Coke .... wardrobe supervisor (as Rene Jerrold Coke)
 
Other crew
Phyllis Townshend .... continuity
 

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78 min
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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
$1 well spent, 31 December 2006
Author: Zombie_CPA from United States

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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