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The Black Cat Movie Review Summary

Actors: Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, David Manners, Julie Bishop

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Loosely based on a short story by Edgar Allan Poe, THE BLACK CAT was directed by Edgar G. Ulmer in 1934.
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Peter and Joan Alison are honeymooners who make the acquaintance of Dr. Vitus Werdegast in the Orient Express. In Hungary, they share the same taxi which has soon an accident in the countryside. They seek refuge in Hjalmar Poelzig's house. Werdegast was made prisoner by the Russians 15 years before right here in Poelzig's house. In fact, it was Poelzig himself who betrayed Werdegast and thousand of Hungarians at that time. Now, Werdegast is waiting for the right moment to take revenge on Poelzig. meanwhile, the Alisons want to leave the house but understand, but too late, that Poelzig won't let them depart from his home before long.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Vigilante/Revenge?    -   Yes Escape/Rescue?    -   escape/rescue from prison/confinement

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   doctor Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Eastern European

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Hungary Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   None Is this movie based on a    -   book

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