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Bucket of Blood (1934)
"The Tell-Tale Heart" (original title)

 |  Horror  |  14 June 1934 (USA)
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A young man is driven mad by his obsession with the repulsive diseased eye of the old man who cares for him.

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Credited cast:
Norman Dryden ...
The Boy
John Kelt ...
The Old Man
Yolande Terrell ...
The Girl
Thomas Shenton ...
1st Investigator
James Fleck ...
2nd Investigator
Colonel Cameron ...
Doctor
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First Investigator
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A young man is driven mad by his obsession with the repulsive diseased eye of the old man who cares for him.

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From EDGAR ALLAN POE'S macabre story "TELLTALE HEART" (original ad for U.S. release of "Bucket of Blood" ) See more »

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An Undiscovered Gem
10 August 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I recently saw a copy of this at the BFI and I have to disagree with the other reviews on this page. Although some of the dialogue (by Edgar Allan Poe) may come across as slightly stilted, this is a small distraction from what is, essentially, an undiscovered classic (it is not currently commercially available). Director Brian Desmond Hurst (John Ford's cousin, allegedly)went on to other things, most notably Alastair Sim's classic Scrooge (1951) adaptation, but maybe not better. This is an expressionistic tour-de-force, on a par visually at least with the revered 'horror'classics of that school (really!), The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari. Nosferatu etc The camera-work is fluid and expressive and both the sound and visual editing is excellent, all the more remarkable in an era when few British film-makers, Hitchcock and a very select group of others aside, were seen to have mastery in true visual expertise. Even reviewers of the time, usually reserved in their praise of British film-makers, recognised that this was a truly unique exercise in British film In short, this film demands to be seen on so many levels.


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