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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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When Edgar sees his girlfriend Betty getting up close and personal with his best friend Carl, he murders... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Builds slowly to some memorable horror scenes See more (16 total) »

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)

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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Version of The Tell-Tale Heart (1953/I)See more »

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15 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Builds slowly to some memorable horror scenes, 22 February 2001
Author: pmsusana from New Orleans, Louisiana

One critic described this film as "A real bore"; I vigorously disagree. It has its flaws - modern audiences would probably find it slow to start, and that blaring backround music detracts from a few scenes - but it does build slowly to some wonderfully creepy and horrific scenes during the second half which are well worth hanging on for. I was also impressed with the sincerely tormented performance of Laurence Payne in the central role.

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