The Black Castle
|The Black Castle|
Original film poster
|Directed by||Nathan H. Juran|
|Produced by||William Alland|
|Screenplay by||Jerry Sackheim|
|Story by||Jerry Sackheim|
Lon Chaney Jr.
|Music by||Joseph Gershenson|
|Edited by||Russel F. Schoengarth|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
The Black Castle is a 1952 American film noir thriller horror film directed by Nathan H. Juran starring Richard Greene, Boris Karloff, Stephen McNally, Rita Corday and Lon Chaney Jr.. 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 of his friends at the Austrian estate of the sinister Count von Bruno (McNally). 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 Bruno's victims, and Burton is now also in the trap. Burton plans to escape with Bruno's abused Countess, but the Count's henchmen bar the way.
- Richard Greene as Sir Ronald Burton, alias Richard Beckett
- Boris Karloff as Dr. Meissen
- Stephen McNally as Count Carl von Bruno
- Rita Corday as Countess Elga von Bruno (as Paula Corday)
- Lon Chaney Jr. as Gargon
- John Hoyt as Count Steiken
- Michael Pate as Count Ernst von Melcher
- Nancy Valentine - Therese von Wilk
- Tudor Owen as Romley
- Henry Corden as Fender
- Otto Waldis as Krantz the Innkeeper
The Black Castle currently holds a three star rating (6.4/10) on IMDb.
Home media release
- Stephen Jacobs, Boris Karloff: More Than a Monster, Tomohawk Press 2011 p 359-360
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