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The Strange Door

The Strange Door(1951)

Also Known As: Robert Louis Stevenson's <I>The Strange Door</I> | The Door |

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Brief Synopsis

Noble-born cad Dennis (Stapley) has been tricked into a forced stay at the eerie manor of the Sire de Maletroit (Laughton), an evil madman who can't get over the death of his beloved, twenty years after she married his brother (Cavanagh) instead and subsequently passed away during childbirth. Maletroit is determined to have his revenge: the brother has been stowed away in the dungeon for two decades, while he's convinced his disreputable house guest will make a suitably hellish husband for his niece. As luck would have it, the young couple manage to fall in love, and with the help of manservant Voltan (Karloff), they try to make their escape, but not before a final confrontation with Maletroit in the dungeon's crushing deathtrap.

Cast & Crew

Joseph Pevney Director
Charles Laughton Sire Alan de Maletroit
Sally Forrest Blanche de Maletroit
Richard Stapley Denis de Beaulieu
Alan Napier Count Grassin
Morgan Farley Rinville
Paul Cavanagh Edmond de Maletroit
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York opening: 8 Dec 1951; Los Angeles opening: 14 Dec 1951
Release Date:  1951 Production Date:  EB
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Universal Pictures Co., Inc.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Universal-International Pictures Co., Inc.
Duration(mins):  80-81 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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