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Director:
Writers:
Robert Dillon (screenplay)
J.B. Priestley (book)
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Release Date:
31 October 1963 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
READY! SET! LAUGH! Join the fun in a nut-house of terror! (movie poster) See more »
Plot:
An American who sells cars in England receives a mysterious invitation from an old, excentric millionaire... See more » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Loved it!!!!!!!!!! See more (36 total) »

Cast

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Tom Poston ... Tom Penderel

Robert Morley ... Roderick Femm
Janette Scott ... Cecily Femm
Joyce Grenfell ... Agatha Femm
Mervyn Johns ... Potiphar Femm
Fenella Fielding ... Morgana Femm

Peter Bull ... Caspar Femm / Jasper Femm
Danny Green ... Morgan Femm
John Harvey ... Club Receptionist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Addams ... Hand in Title Sequence (uncredited)
Amy Dalby ... Gambler (uncredited)
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Directed by
William Castle 
 
Writing credits
Robert Dillon (screenplay)

J.B. Priestley (book "The Old Dark House")

Produced by
William Castle .... producer
Dona Holloway .... associate producer (as Donna Holloway)
Anthony Hinds .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Benjamin Frankel 
 
Cinematography by
Arthur Grant (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
James Needs (supervising editor)
 
Production Design by
Bernard Robinson 
 
Makeup Department
Roy Ashton .... makeup artist
Frieda Steiger .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
John Draper .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Douglas Hermes .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Jim Groom .... sound editor (as James Groom)
Jock May .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Les Bowie .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Moray Grant .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Molly Arbuthnot .... wardrobe supervisor (as Molly Abbuthnot)
Rosemary Burrows .... wardrobe mistress
 
Editorial Department
James Needs .... supervising editor
 
Music Department
Benjamin Frankel .... conductor
 
Other crew
Charles Addams .... drawings: title backgrounds
Pauline Harlow .... continuity (as Pauline Wise)
 
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Runtime:
USA:86 min
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Color:
Black and White | Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Finland:K-16 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) | USA:PG | USA:TV-PG | USA:Approved (original rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The drawings in the title sequence were by Charles Addams, whose whole career was inspired by the 1932 version of The Old Dark House (1932) (of which this is a remake).See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Many of Uncle Potiphar's animals are stuffed mounts, with the live "hyena" being an obvious wolf or dog.See more »
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FAQ

Are there major differences between this, the novel and the 1932 film?
When was this made - 1962 or 1966?
Is The Old Dark House available on DVD?
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Loved it!!!!!!!!!!, 28 June 2011
Author: Jaxonhall from United States

I watched this movie expecting to see an old school horror, but what I found was one of the greatest comedies to have ever been made! I could not help but lay on the floor crying because it was so hilarious. If only the writers of modern day shows were to write like they did for this show, they would find that their ratings would go sky high and people would start going out to the movies again for a great comedy. Even the 'dirty' parts of this film will have you laughing and wish that there was more movie to watch. I would highly recommend this film to anyone who wants to watch a comedy that does not make you feel uncomfortable. I would recommend not drinking anything before watching this, because you just may find your pants soaking wet from laughing so hard by the time it is over!

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