Dr. Vitus Werdegast (Bela Lugosi) threatens to kill his old rival Hjalmar Poelzig (Boris Karloff) after determining that Poelzig is a liar who killed his wife. Watch this horror scene from Edgar G. Ulmer’s iconic 1934 adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe’s "The Black Cat."
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Horror icons Boris Karloff (Frankenstein) and Bela Lugosi (Dracula) star in the shocking classic The Black Cat based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe. After a bus crash on a lonely Austrian road, American honeymooners Joan (Julie Bishop) and Peter Allison (David Manners) are forced to spend the night at the house of Poelzig (Karloff), a sinister looking man who is engaged in an intense feud with Dr. Werdegast (Lugosi), whom the couple met on the Orient Express. Held captive in the mausoleum against their will, they soon discover that Poelzig is the high priest at Black Mass and has chosen Joan to be the Devil’s bride. The couple is then faced with trying to escape the unspeakable treachery culminating in an unforgettable climax to this horror classic.
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Cast: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, David Manners, Julie Bishop, Lucille Lund, Egon Brecher, Harry Cording, Henry Armetta, Albert Conti
Produced by: Carl Laemmle Jr.
Directed by: Edgar G. Ulmer