Cinema: The New Pictures, Dec. 8, 1952

The Black Castle (Universal-International) is a forbidding edifice in the Black Forest to which, according to one of its inhabitants, "nothing but evil ever came." This moldering manse is presided over by one-eyed Count von Bruno (Stephen McNally), with a mute Lon Chancy as his doorman and Boris Karloff acting as his house physician. When dashing Sir Richard Burton (Richard Greene) arrives at the black castle, he is i) attacked by a black leopard during a hunting party, 2) almost immersed in an alligator pit, 3) thrown into a subterranean torture chamber, 4) prepared for burial alive. The Black Castle...

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