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The Black Cat (1941)

Country of Origin: USA
Year of Production: 1941
Running Times: 70m
Format: bw 35mm
Ratio: 1.37:1
Sound: mono

CREDITS

PRODUCTION
Production Company: Universal
Producer: Burt Kelly

SCRIPT
Script: Robert Lees, Robert Neville, Frederic I. Rinaldo, Eric Taylor
Story: Edgar Allan Poe

DIRECTION
Director: Albert S. Rogell

PHOTOGRAPHY
Director of Photography: Stanley Cortez

EDITING
Editor: Ted J. Kent

MUSIC
Music Director: Hans J. Salter

SPECIAL EFFECTS
Special Effects: John P. Fulton

DESIGN AND SET CONSTRUCTION
Art Director: Jack Otterson

CAST
Basil Rathbone (Hartley)
Hugh Herbert (Mr Penny)
Broderick Crawford (Hubert Smith)
Bela Lugosi (Eduardo)
Gale Sondergaard (Abigail Doone)
Gladys Cooper (Myrna Hartley)
Cecilia Loftus (Henrietta Winslow)
Claire Dodd (Margaret Gordon)
John Eldredge (Stanley Borden)
Alan Ladd (Richard Hartley)
Erville Alderson (Doctor - uncredited)
Harry Bradley (coroner - uncredited)
Jack Cheatham (removal man - uncredited)
Anne Gwynne (Elaine Winslow)

AVAILABILITY

USA
Theatrical Distributor: Universal Pictures
Video Distributor: Teakwood Entertainment

TIMELINE

1952
May

12: Denmark - theatrical re-release

LINKS

SEE ALSO
Due occhi diaboli (1990)
Ed Wood
(1994)
Five Tales of Horror (1919)
The Living Dead (1933)
Maniac (1934)
The Raven (1912)
Tales of Terror (1962)

REFERENCES

PERIODICALS

Monthly Film Bulletin vol.8 p.99 (UK)
credits, synopsis, review

Motion Picture Herald vol.143 no.5 (3 May 1941) (USA)
credits, review

BOOKS

Hoffman's Guide to SF, Horror and Fantasy Movies 1991 - 1992 p.44
credits, review

Reference Guide to Fantastic Films p.37
credits

Universal Horrors
article by Michael Brunas, John Brunas and Tom Weaver


Last Updated: 6 January, 2010

 


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