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The Tell-Tale Heart (1991)

Before a presiding magistrate, a doctor, a stenographer and a crowd of onlookers, a supposed madman tells how he committed a particularly horrible murder.

Director:

John Carlaw

Writers:

Steven Berkoff, Edgar Allan Poe (story "The Tell-Tale Heart")
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Cast

Credited cast:
Steven Berkoff ... The Man
Tony Bluto ... Policeman
Peter Brennan Peter Brennan ... The Magistrate
Neil Caplan Neil Caplan ... The Doctor
Richard Hawley Richard Hawley ... Policeman
Tania Wade Tania Wade ... Stenographer
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Before a presiding magistrate, a doctor, a stenographer and a crowd of onlookers, a supposed madman tells how he committed a particularly horrible murder.

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Genres:

Short | Crime | Horror

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hawkmoor See more »
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Color
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Trivia

This production was shown in the USA on the BRAVO cable channel as part of the "Texaco Performing Arts" series. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
The Magistrate: [to The Man] Are you... nervous?
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Connections

Version of Bucket of Blood (1934) See more »

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superb
25 April 2004 | by didi-5See all my reviews

Steven Berkoff's adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe's chilling tale, 'The Tell-Tale Heart', was originally presented on British TV as part of the acclaimed series Without Walls.

There are a number of characters on the sidelines, but what we really have here is a powerful central performance by Berkoff which threatens at times to be too big for the small screen. I've seen him perform the piece live and it really is a stunning piece.

The mounting hysteria of 'The Man' as he recounts the details of his crime and the reason he gives himself away is superbly portrayed, and this 30-minute performance is one that is unlikely to be forgotten easily by anyone who has seen it.


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