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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As the General and Count walk the stairs down to the catacombs, the stone walls (painted on flats) flutter back and forth See more »

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[Fortunato and Montressor are descending into the catacombs]
General Fortunato: You know, life is nothing but a lot of steps - either you go up or you go down.
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Good Episode - Lugosi is Great
23 January 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Tonight is the first time I've seen any of the "Suspense" series - and choose this one because of Bela Lugosi. If the rest of the shows anything close to this one then I would enjoy the entire series. This particular episode is worth watching.

Bela Lugosi is really great in this as Gen. Fortunato. He's always good no matter the film but here he really outdone himself - convincing. I also enjoyed watching Romney Brent as Count Montressor just as much as watching Lugosi. The two worked well together in this Edgar Allan Poe adaptation of A Cask of Amontillado.

While this is not 100% Poe's work - it is a good take on the 1846 short story. I enjoyed watching this and I think fans of suspense, thrillers and Bela Lugosi will enjoy watching too.

8/10


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