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The Black Castle (1952)

Unrated | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 20 March 1953 (UK)
Man investigates the disappearance of two of his friends who were the guests of a sinister Austrian count.

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Countess Elga von Bruno (as Paula Corday)
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Gargon (as Lon Chaney)
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Count Ernst von Melcher
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Therese Von Wilk
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Romley
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Fender
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Krantz - the innkeeper
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Man investigates the disappearance of two of his friends who were the guests of a sinister Austrian count.

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Terror Stalks Its Turreted Battlements... and Horror Crawls the Catacombs Beneath! See more »


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Das schwarze Schloß  »

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Lon Chaney Jr's last horror film for Universal. See more »

Goofs

The movie was supposed to be set in the 18th century, yet there are German Shepherds in he courtyard. The German Shepherd came into being around 1900. See more »

Quotes

Sir Ronald Burton, alias Richard Beckett: I can condone poor swordsmanship but not bad manners. Gentlemen, Mr. Fender will accept your apologies
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Connections

Featured in Svengoolie: The Black Castle (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Eine kleine Nachtmusik [K.525]
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Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Great Karloff Classic Film
22 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

All Boris Karloff fans will love this classic film, where Karloff is the castle physician and gives his patients excellent attention. Sir Ronald Burton,(Richard Greene), an eighteenth-century English adventurer, believes his two friends have been murdered by Count Von Bruno,(Stephen McNally) on his Black Forest estate. Arriving at Von Bruno's castle to accumulate evidence, Burton learns Von Bruno's unhappy wife Elga (Paula Corday),. and Dr. Meissen(Boris Karloff), the castle physician, are virtual prisoners. Suspecting Burton's motives, Von Bruno and Gargon (Lon Chaney Jr., ) a giant, mute scarred henchman, discover the Englishman was responsible for their being captured and tortured. You will definitely have to view this great Classic Karloff Film to enjoy the ending.


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