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The Raven -- A magician who has been turned into a raven turns to a former sorcerer for help in this film loosely based on the Edgar Allen Poe poem.

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Director:
Writers:
Edgar Allan Poe (poem)
Richard Matheson (screenplay)
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Release Date:
25 January 1963 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The supreme adventure in terror! See more »
Plot:
A magician who has been turned into a raven turns to a former sorcerer for help. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
If you are expecting Poe......... See more (80 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Vincent Price ... Dr. Erasmus Craven

Peter Lorre ... Dr. Adolphus Bedlo

Boris Karloff ... Dr. Scarabus

Hazel Court ... Lenore Craven

Olive Sturgess ... Estelle Craven

Jack Nicholson ... Rexford Bedlo
Connie Wallace ... Maid
William Baskin ... Grimes
Aaron Saxon ... Gort
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Dierkes ... Corpse of Roderick Craven (uncredited)
Dick Johnstone ... Roderick Craven (uncredited)
Mark Sheeler ... Bit part (uncredited)

Directed by
Roger Corman 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Richard Matheson  screenplay
Edgar Allan Poe  poem

Produced by
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... executive producer
Roger Corman .... producer
James H. Nicholson .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Les Baxter 
 
Cinematography by
Floyd Crosby (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ronald Sinclair 
 
Production Design by
Daniel Haller 
 
Art Direction by
Daniel Haller 
 
Set Decoration by
Harry Reif 
 
Makeup Department
Ted Coodley .... makeup artist
Betty Pedretti .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Robert Agnew .... unit manager
Bartlett A. Carre .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Bohrer .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Karl Brainard .... property master
Ross Hahn .... construction coordinator
 
Sound Department
John Bury Jr. .... sound
Gene Corso .... sound editor
Aldo Ferri .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Pat Dinga .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bill Creamer .... still photographer (uncredited)
Harry L. Underwood .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marjorie Corso .... costume supervisor
Thomas Welsh .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Albert Harris .... orchestrator
Eve Newman .... music editor
Al Simms .... music coordinator
Albert Harris .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Jack W. Cash .... production assistant
Moe Di Sesso .... raven trainer
Reynold Brown .... movie poster art (uncredited)
Claude Cohen .... artistic director: french post-synchronized version (uncredited)
Michel Gast .... dubbing director: french post-synchronized version (uncredited)
Jenny Gérard .... artistic director: french post-synchronized version (uncredited)
Erik Karsen Puhm .... commentary (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
86 min
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Color:
Color (Pathécolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 | Finland:K-15 (new rating: 2001) | France:U | Netherlands:12 | Netherlands:14 (1964) | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (2003) | USA:Approved (PCA #20400) | USA:G (1980) | West Germany:6

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Trivia:
Vincent Price later recalled about the final duel: "Boris hated being strung up in the air on those chairs. He was terribly crippled and we were both floating in the air on these wires. It wasn't a pleasant feeling! And I hated having that snake wrapped around my neck for two hours... I hate snakes".See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: Strings attached to the chair Vincent Price is sitting on are clearly visible at the end of the chair flying scene.See more »
Quotes:
Dr. Scarabus:Afraid my dear? There's nothing to be afraid of.See more »
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29 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
If you are expecting Poe........., 23 August 2000
Author: Hal cagot from Seattle



Sorry, if you are expecting a movie based on Poe's poem. Other than Vincent Price elucidating one line from the

poem and his wife being named Lenore, any other connections are coincidental. Yet, I'm sure you will find this movie entertaining and funny. An all star cast of Vincent Price,( the kind but powerful

hero), Peter Lorre, (a sniveling, shifty, weasel), and Karloff

at his diabolical best as the evil magician. It is sort of a

D&D version of the Good, Bad & the Ugly. Great special

effects for its time. A young ,soon to be Superstar Jack

Nicholson playing Peter Lorre's noble son does not really

add to the story, but it's fun to see him in his fledging days.

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