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The Tell-Tale Heart (1941)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Mystery, Short  |  25 October 1941 (USA)
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In this classic Edgar Allan Poe story, a man commits a murder, but afterward the victim's beating heart torments the murderer's mind.

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Adapted from the story by Edgar Allan Poe: A young man is being dominated, insulted, and mistreated by the older man whose lodgings he shares. Finally, one night he enters the older man's room and kills him. Afterwards, the young man grows increasingly nervous, and he becomes convinced that he can still hear the dead man's heart beating. Written by Snow Leopard

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bravura
15 August 2001 | by (brighton, ma) – See all my reviews

A brilliant and stylish adaptation of the Poe story, filmed sparely, with great sound effects. Joseph Schildkraut plays the man driven mad by his evil deed, and he is magnificent. This is the way Poe ought to be done, not in the snickering, campy way he was adapted years later.


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