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The Black Raven (1943)

Approved | | Mystery | 31 May 1943 (USA)
A group of strangers are brought together in an old, dark house and must contend with two murders and $50,000 in stolen money.

Director:

Sam Newfield

Writer:

Fred Myton (original screenplay)
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Complete credited cast:
George Zucco ... Amos Bradford aka The Raven
Wanda McKay ... Lee Winfield
Noel Madison ... Mike Bardoni
Robert Livingston ... Allen Bentley (as Bob Randall) (as Robt. Randall)
Byron Foulger ... Horace Weatherby
Charles Middleton ... Sheriff (as Charlie Middleton)
Robert Middlemass ... Tim Winfield
Glenn Strange ... Andy
I. Stanford Jolley ... Whitey Cole
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A group of strangers are brought together in an old, dark house and must contend with two murders and $50,000 in stolen money.

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Mystery

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Trivia

Began shooting February 9 1943, and completed by late February. See more »

Goofs

Newspaper headline calls him Baroni. Article within calls him Bardoni. See more »

Quotes

Horace Weatherby: I beg your pardon.
Mike Bardoni: What for?
Horace Weatherby: I just beg your pardon, that's all.
Mike Bardoni: Don't bother me, screwball.
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Connections

Remake of The Rogues' Tavern (1936) See more »

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A difficult-to-find film
30 July 1999 | by Norm-30See all my reviews

This is a very "odd" film about the owner of a hotel (Zucco) who as a side-line of smuggling criminals into Canada.

It is a VERY "atmospheric" film, with plenty of rain, thunder, and mysterious goings-on. Comedy relief is provided by the "scared-reaction comedy" of Strange & Foulger.

Many reviewers have (unfairly, in my opinion) "panned" this film, but I think it's a film worth seeing.....and VERY difficult to find!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 May 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Casa del mal agüero See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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