The Old Dark House Movie Review 1932

Information and Film Reviews for The Old Dark House the Movie

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An atmospheric horror film, with more than a touch of comedy, well-directed by Whale. In an old haunted house live the bizarre Femm family: the 102 year-old patriarch (Dudgeon), an atheist son (Thesinger), a religious fanatic daughter (Moore), and a crazed pyromanic son (Wills), all watched over by the mute, scarred, and psychotic butler (Karloff's first starring role). Into this strange group wander five unsuspecting, stranded travelers who set all sorts of dastardly plots in motion. Based on the novel "Benighted" by J.B. Priestley. John Dudgeon is actually actress Elspeth Dudgeon who's playing in drag. Remade in 1963 by William Castle.

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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 71 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Horror Comedy, Creepy Houses, Family Ties
Screenplay
Benn W. Levy, R.C. Sherriff
Cast
Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas, Charles Laughton, Gloria Stuart, Ernest Thesiger, Raymond Massey, Lillian Bond, Eva Moore, Brember Wills, Elspeth (John) Dudgeon
Cinematography
Arthur Edeson
Director
James Whale
Producer
Carl Laemmle

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