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The Black Cat

The Black Cat(1941)

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Brief Synopsis

Greedy heirs gather to wait for the death of Henrietta Winslow. Murder, thunder claps, howling cats, gun shots, screams in the night, hidden passages -- all the proper ingredients.

Cast & Crew

Basil Rathbone [Montague] Hartley
Hugh Herbert Mr. Penny
Broderick Crawford Hubert [A. Gilmore "Gil"] Smith
Bela Lugosi Eduardo
Anne Gwynne Elaine Winslow
Gladys Cooper Myrna Hartley
Gale Sondergaard Abigail Doone
Cecilia Loftus Henrietta Winslow
Claire Dodd Margaret Gordon
John Eldredge Stanley Borden [Grayville]
Alan Ladd Richard Hartley
Erville Alderson Dr. Williams
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York opening: week of 25 Apr 1941
Release Date:  1941 Production Date:  Univ 16mm*; LC
FPD 3104-11 (used as no good fine grain ref print)
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Universal Pictures Company, Inc.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Universal Pictures Company, Inc.
Duration(mins):  69-70 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  6,317    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • The Black Catmobile

    mybasil 2013-10-09

    Sheer delight with riproaring comic action.Absolutely love perfectly deadpan,clearly feels like he's slumming Rathbone,which only adds to the... MORE>

  • The Lovely Anne Gwynn

    Chris 2012-06-19

    Really enjoyed this telling of The Black Cat.Saw the Bela/Boris film and these are both great movies,although this is pure comedy. MORE>

  • Great Fun plenty of cats

    Bro 2012-06-19

    Enjoyed this unexpected comedy/horror film.Love my Basil,Alan Ladd not too impressive,but the others were good. MORE>