The Tell-Tale Heart

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A dark and dramatic adaption of Edgar Allan Poe's classic story, Laurence Payne stars as Edgar Marsh, a shy and awkward librarian who becomes obsessed with his new neighbour Betty Clare. Despite Marsh's infatuation and determination to win her affections,... read more
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A dark and dramatic adaption of Edgar Allan Poe's classic story, Laurence Payne stars as Edgar Marsh, a shy and awkward librarian who becomes obsessed with his new neighbour Betty Clare. Despite Marsh's infatuation and determination to win her affections, Betty Clare falls for Marsh's close friend Carl Loomis, a charismatic man of the world. Discovering their affair, Marsh's obsession turns to murderous rage and he kills Loomis. Consumed with guilt Marsh's mind begins to crumble as the sound of Loomis's still-beating heart haunts his every waking hour.

Original Release

12/14/1960

US Release

02/07/1962

Cast

Dermot Walsh Carl / Carl Loomis
Laurence Payne Edgar / Edgar Marsh
Adrienne Corri Betty / Betty Clare
Annette Carell Landlady / Mrs. Fowler, Betty's Landlady
David Lander Jeweller
Selma Vaz Dias Mrs. Vine - Housekeeper / Mrs. Vine
John Scott Police Inspector
Rosemary Rotheray Jackie
Suzanne Fuller Dorothy
Yvonne Buckingham Mina
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Ernest Morris

Writers

Brian Clemens, Eldon Howard, Edgar Allan Poe

Cast

Dermot Walsh Carl / Carl Loomis
Laurence Payne Edgar / Edgar Marsh
Adrienne Corri Betty / Betty Clare
Annette Carell Landlady / Mrs. Fowler, Betty's Landlady
David Lander Jeweller
Selma Vaz Dias Mrs. Vine - Housekeeper / Mrs. Vine
John Scott Police Inspector
Rosemary Rotheray Jackie
Suzanne Fuller Dorothy
Yvonne Buckingham Mina
David Courtney Bit Part
Joan Peart Street Girl
Elizabeth Paget Elsie
Nade Beall Old Crone
Pamela Plant Manageress
Graham Ashley Neston
Patsy Smart Mrs. Marlow
John Martin Police Sergeant
Richard Bennett Mike
Brian Cobby Young Man

Producers

Editors

Derek Parsons

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