The Black Castle
|The Black Castle|
Original film poster
|Directed by||Nathan H. Juran|
|Produced by||William Alland|
|Written by||Jerry Sackheim|
|Edited by||Russel F. Schoengarth|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
|Release date(s)|| December 15, 1952
December 25, 1952
|Running time||82 minutes|
The Black Castle is a mystery film, released by Universal Pictures in 1952. It was produced by William Alland, who would have better success two years later with Creature from the Black Lagoon. The film was made in the United States but premiered in Sweden.
Sir Ronald Burton (Greene), a British gentleman, investigates the disappearance of two friends at the Austrian estate of the sinister Count von Bruno (McNally). Von Bruno secretly seeks revenge against the leaders of a British force that set the natives against him in colonial Africa: Burton's missing friends are among his victims, and Burton is now also in the trap. Burton plans to escape with von Bruno's abused Countess, but the Count's henchmen bar the way.
- Richard Greene - Sir Ronald Burton
- Stephen McNally - Count Carl von Bruno
- Rita Corday - Countess Elga von Bruno
- John Hoyt - Count Steiken
- Michael Pate - Count Ernst von Melcher
- Boris Karloff - Dr. Meissen
- Lon Chaney, Jr. -Gargon
- Nancy Valentine - Therese von Wilk
- Tudor Owen - Romley
- Henry Corden - Fender
- Otto Waldis - Krantz the Innkeeper
- The cast featured two of Universal's major stars in minor roles: Boris Karloff and Lon Chaney, Jr.
- Lon Chaney Jr. is credited as Lon Chaney.
The Black Castle currently holds a three star rating (6.2/10) on IMDb.
- Stephen Jacobs, Boris Karloff: More Than a Monster, Tomohawk Press 2011 p 359-360
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