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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 ... 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
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
 
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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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Very good Poe adaptation, 2 November 2007
Author: Skragg from United States

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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