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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.


(as Desmond Hurst)


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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 ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tom Shenton ...
First Investigator


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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based on short story


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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14 June 1934 (USA)  »

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1.37 : 1
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What a drag
25 January 2007 | by (london) – See all my reviews

this film was shown as part of the NFTs Quota Quickie season.I have to say that with all the material that they have in the archives it beats me why the BFI thought this pile of rubbish was worth inflicting upon an audience.It seemed to me that the director,Brian Desmond Hurst,who went on to rather bigger and better films,had spent a lot of time watching and being influenced by German expressionist films of the 20s.In fact he seemed to be so obsessed with style that he completely forgot about the content.Also there is the problem that the actors are amateur,although this in keeping with most of the rest of the production.I have never known 49 minutes to go so slowly .I would like to give this film a big fat zero but regrettably i cannot so i have given it a 1/10 which is 1 more than it deserves.

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