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The Tell-Tale Heart (1960)

When Edgar sees his girlfriend Betty getting up close and personal with his best friend Carl, he murders Carl in a jealous rage and hides the corpse under the floor of his piano room. Comes... See full summary »

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Ernest Morris

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Brian Clemens (screenplay by), Eldon Howard (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Laurence Payne ... Edgar
Adrienne Corri ... Betty
Dermot Walsh ... Carl
Selma Vaz Dias Selma Vaz Dias ... Mrs. Vine, housekeeper (as Selma Vaz Díaz)
John Scott John Scott ... Police Inspector
John Martin John Martin ... Police Sergeant
Annette Carell ... Landlady
David Lander David Lander ... Jeweller
Rosemary Rotheray Rosemary Rotheray ... Jackie
Suzanne Fuller Suzanne Fuller ... Dorothy
Yvonne Buckingham Yvonne Buckingham ... Mina
David Courtney David Courtney ... Bit Part
Richard Bennett Richard Bennett ... Mike
Joan Peart Joan Peart ... Street Girl
Elizabeth Paget Elizabeth Paget ... Elsie
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When Edgar sees his girlfriend Betty getting up close and personal with his best friend Carl, he murders Carl in a jealous rage and hides the corpse under the floor of his piano room. Comes the night, and Edgar begins to hear strange sounds coming from under the floor... Written by Peter W. Many, Jr. (PMSusana)

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Edgar Allan Poe's Terrifying FLESH CREEPER!! See more »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1960 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hidden Room of 1,000 Horrors See more »

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Danziger Productions Ltd. See more »
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Mono

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1.66 : 1
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a good variation from the written Poe...
18 February 2007 | by dseastSee all my reviews

The original murder of an old man is not seen in this movie, but a more interesting and prolonged plot involving love and betrayal. The main character, named Edgar Poe, seems a bit unstable from the very beginning, if not just plain creepy. The theme and feel of the original work is alive in this picture as our main character slowly progresses into psychological deterioration. Good climax and plenty of classic gore for a black and white film.

I think Poe would have liked this one.

I too bought this as part of a double feature for $1 at Wal-Mart, and tax free in New Hampshire no less. Great find if you happen upon it!


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