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The Black Castle (1952)

Passed | | 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.

Director:

Nathan Juran

Writers:

Jerry Sackheim (story), Jerry Sackheim (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Richard Greene ... Sir Ronald Burton aka Richard Beckett
Boris Karloff ... Dr. Meissen
Stephen McNally ... Count Karl von Bruno
Rita Corday ... Countess Elga von Bruno (as Paula Corday)
Lon Chaney Jr. ... Gargon (as Lon Chaney)
John Hoyt ... Count Steiken
Michael Pate ... Count Ernst von Melcher
Nancy Valentine ... Therese Von Wilk
Tudor Owen ... Romley
Henry Corden ... Fender
Otto Waldis ... Krantz
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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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This is the Night that Horror Walks on Two Feet! See more »


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Trivia

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 Son of Svengoolie: The Black Castle (1952) (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Eine kleine Nachtmusik [K.525]
(uncredited)
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Great Karloff Classic Film
22 May 2005 | by whpratt1See 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 March 1953 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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