The Tell-Tale Heart (1941)

USA,
20m, 1772 feet/540 metres

An American horror film directed by Jules Dassin.

Plot Summary

A murderer is driven insane by the still beating heart of his victim.

Credits

* = uncredited

Crew
Director: Jules Dassin
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Controlled by Loew's Incorporated
Screenplay: Doane Hoag
Based on the story by: Edgar Allan Poe
Director of Photography: Paul Vogel
Editor: Adrienne Fazan
Music: Sol Krandel
Art Director: Richard Duce

Cast
Joseph Schildkraut (the murderer)
Roman Bohnen (the victim)
Will Wright [the sheriff's man] *
Oscar O'Shea *
Charles Trowbridge *

References

Periodicals

  • Film Fan Monthly no.161 (November 1974) p.25 – review
  • Kinematograph Weekly no.1813 (15 January 1942) – review
  • Today's Cinema vol.58 no.4672 (14 January 1942) p.11 – review

Books

  • The Palgrave Encyclopedia of American Horror Film Shorts 1915-1976 by Gary D. Rhodes and David J. Hogan p.462
  • by Walt Lee p.480 – credits