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Bach Movies

F-0102

Title:

The Black Cat

Category:

Movie in which J.S. Bach's music is played in the soundtarck

Year Produced:

1934

Country:

USA

Year Released:

May 1934; Sep 2005 (DVD)

Director:

Edgar G. Ulmer

Writer:

Edgar Allan Poe (story); Edgar G. Ulmer (screen story) & Peter Ruric (screen story); Peter Ruric (screenplay); Tom Kilpatrick (contributing writer - uncredited)

Actors:

Boris Karloff ( Hjalmar Poelzig - as Karloff); Bela Lugosi (Dr. Vitus Werdegast); David Manners (Peter Alison); Julie Bishop (Joan Alison - as Jacqueline Wells); Egon Brecher (The Majordomo); Harry Cording (Thamal, Werdegast's Servant); Lucille Lund (Karen Werdegast Poelzig); Henry Armetta ( Police Sergeant); Albert Conti (Police Lieutenant)

Description:

Honeymooning in Hungary, Joan and Peter Allison share their train compartment with Dr. Vitus Verdegast, a courtly but tragic man who is returning to the remains of the town he defended before becoming a prisoner of war for fifteen years. When their hotel-bound bus crashes in a mountain storm and Joan is injured, the travellers seek refuge in the home, built fortress-like upon the site of a bloody battlefield, of famed architect Hjalmar Poelzig. There, cat-phobic Verdegast learns his wife's fate, grieves for his lost daughter, and must play a game of chess for Allison's life. (written by Sister Grimm)

Language:

English

Bach's Music:

Toccata & Fugue in D Minor, BWV.565: played on organ by Boris Karloff

Film Company:

Universal Pictures

DVD Label:

Universal Studios

TT:

65 min / 337 min (DVD)

Comments:

DVD includes: The Bela Lugosi Collection (Murders in the Rue Morgue / The Black Cat / The Raven / The Invisible Ray / Black Friday) (1934)

Buy DVD at:

Amazon.com

Source: IMDB, Amazon.com
Contributor: Aryeh Oron (October 2007)

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