In World War II Italy, Count Montressor has watched with horror as his former stable boy became a powerful Nazi general. In the process, General Fortanato has murdered the Count's sister ... See full summary »

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In World War II Italy, Count Montressor has watched with horror as his former stable boy became a powerful Nazi general. In the process, General Fortanato has murdered the Count's sister and stolen his wife. Knowing the General plans to murder him, Count Montressor lures him into the palace's catacombs to taste the rare cask of Amontillado he has procured. Written by Jay Phelps <jaynashvil@aol.com>

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11 October 1949 (USA)  »

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To give the impression of climbing down a long flight of stairs to the catacombs, Lugosi and Brent walk in circles around the same few steps. The effect is given away when their timing gets off and Brent, who's supposed to be ahead of Lugosi, is seen popping into frame behind him. See more »

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Count Montressor: Early in the war, when the Fascists were in full power, I had to give the property to a General Fortunato. Actually, Fortunato used to be a stable boy here, but he rose by devious means until he became one of Mussolini's favorites and after that a general.
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Uninspired and dull.
16 October 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I was very surprised with this one. Imagine an Edgar Allan Poe story (perhaps his best) that stars Bela Lugosi...and it's not very good! The problem is not with Lugosi. Despite his serious drug addiction and failing health, he's fine here. The problem is that the original story was GREAT and this reworking of the story seems to have omitted all the terror and twists in the original. In the Poe tale, a man creates a lengthy and diabolical plan to exact revenge on a foe who he's PRETENDED to like. However, in this updated version, an unnecessary plot about Fascism is inserted and the death is completely spontaneous and amazingly anticlimactic. All in all, a rather dull and pedestrian version of a brilliant and dark tale--and bad organ music and flubbed lines didn't help.


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