Edgar Allan Poe Centenary (1949)

UK, 6 October
broadcast live, black and white
mono, English

A British horror television special adapting three stories by Edgar Allan Poe.


Producer: Douglas Allen
Based on the Short Stories , and The Fall of the House of Usher by: Edgar Allan Poe
Adapted by: Joan Maude, Michael Warre
Settings: Stephen Bundy
Special Paintings: Michael Warre

Robert Speaight (narrator)

The Cask of Amontillado
Eric Berry (Montresor)
Kenneth Edwards (Fortunate)

Some Words with a Mummy
Robert Speaight (the professor)
Cameron Hall (Dr Ponnonner)
Keith Pyott (Mr Silk Buckingham)
Erik Chitty (Mr Gliddon)
Nicholas Meredith (The mummy)

The Fall of the House of Usher
Aubrey Woods (Roderick Usher)
Marguerite Young (Madeline Usher)