The Black Cat

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Set in the old dark Winslow house, The Black Cat is a frightening mystery thriller starring Basil Rathbone, Bela Lugosi and Alan Ladd. A wealthy but embittered matriarch makes a deathbed recovery only to be murdered by someone in the greedy clan gathered... read more

Set in the old dark Winslow house, The Black Cat is a frightening mystery thriller starring Basil Rathbone, Bela Lugosi and Alan Ladd. A wealthy but embittered matriarch makes a deathbed recovery only to be murdered by someone in the greedy clan gathered for the reading of her will. The family is frustrated to learn that nobody receives a penny until the very last of the old lady’s multitude of beloved cats perish. Along with the family and servants, an eager real estate agent and a single-minded antique dealer have arrived to pounce on what seemed to be a sure-fire, moneymaking opportunity. Trapped in the mansion by a raging storm, one by one, people and cats turn up dead. The only thing that remains more mysterious than the revolving doors and passageways scattered throughout the grand estate, is the identity of the murderer.

Original Release

05/02/1941

US Release

05/02/1941

Cast

Alan Ladd Richard Hartley
Basil Rathbone Montague Hartley
Bela Lugosi Eduardo Vidos / Eduardo
Hugh Herbert Mr. Penny
Broderick Crawford Hubert A. Gilmore 'Gil' Smith / A. Gilmore Smith
Anne Gwynne Elaine Winslow
Gale Sondergaard Abigail Doone
Gladys Cooper Myrna Hartley
Cecilia Loftus Henrietta Winslow
Claire Dodd Margaret Gordon
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Albert S. Rogell

Writers

Robert Lees, Robert Neville, Edgar Allan Poe, Frederic I. Rinaldo, Eric Taylor

Cast

Alan Ladd Richard Hartley
Basil Rathbone Montague Hartley
Bela Lugosi Eduardo Vidos / Eduardo
Hugh Herbert Mr. Penny
Broderick Crawford Hubert A. Gilmore 'Gil' Smith / A. Gilmore Smith
Anne Gwynne Elaine Winslow
Gale Sondergaard Abigail Doone
Gladys Cooper Myrna Hartley
Cecilia Loftus Henrietta Winslow
Claire Dodd Margaret Gordon
John Eldredge Stanley Borden
Erville Alderson Doctor Williams
Harry C. Bradley Coroner
Jack Cheatham Moving Man #1 / 1st Moving Man
Edgar Sherrod Minister

Producers

Burt Kelly Producer

Editors

Ted J. Kent

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