I Bury the Living

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Unjustly ignored by many books on the horror film, I Bury the Living is a bone-chilling little mood piece, almost completed dominated by Richard Boone. Expertly avoiding the obvious throughout the film, Boone gives a thoroughly credible performance of... read more
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Unjustly ignored by many books on the horror film, I Bury the Living is a bone-chilling little mood piece, almost completed dominated by Richard Boone. Expertly avoiding the obvious throughout the film, Boone gives a thoroughly credible performance of a troubled man who labors under the misapprehension that he is God. Boone plays the new chairman of a large cemetery; in his office is a map of the grounds, with black pins representing the occupied plots, and white pins representing plots that have been purchased but not yet filled. When Boone inadvertently mixes up the black and white pins, several of the plot owners suffer untimely deaths. Inevitably, Boone becomes convinced that he has the power of life and death- a conviction that doesn't completely dissipate once the secret behind the sudden deaths is revealed.

Original Release

07/01/1958

Cast

Richard Boone Robert Kraft
Theodore Bikel Andy McKee
Peggy Maurer Ann Craig
Howard Smith George Kraft
Herbert Anderson Jess Jessup
Robert Osterloh Lt. Clayborne
Russ Bender Henry Trowbridge
Cyril Delevanti William Isham
Ken Drake Bill Honegger
Matt Moore Charlie Bates
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Albert Band

Writers

Louis Garfinkle

Cast

Richard Boone Robert Kraft
Theodore Bikel Andy McKee
Peggy Maurer Ann Craig
Howard Smith George Kraft
Herbert Anderson Jess Jessup
Robert Osterloh Lt. Clayborne
Russ Bender Henry Trowbridge
Cyril Delevanti William Isham
Ken Drake Bill Honegger
Matt Moore Charlie Bates
Glen Vernon Stuart Drexel
Lynette Bernay Elizabeth Drexel

Producers

Editors

Frank Sullivan

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