Cinema: The New Pictures: May 28, 1934

The Black Cat (Universal), "suggested" by Edgar Allan Poe's famed story of a murderer's retribution, takes place in a sleek modernistic house built by a demented Austrian (Boris Karloff) on the remains of a World War fortress. A bus accident one stormy night sends into this evil abode a U. S. detective story writer, his bride, and a jittery psychiatrist (Bela Lugosi) who suspects that years ago Karloff stole his wife and daughter. Lugosi's suspicions are confirmed when Karloff shows him his waxy-looking spouse among a collection of prettily embalmed women in the...

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