The Old Dark House is one of director James Whale's finest films. Produced in 1932 between his other genre classics, Frankenstein and The Invisible Man, the film follows a group of travelers caught in a torrential storm who take shelter in--you guessed it--an old dark house, only to find the inhabitants far worse than the outside weather.
The film is Whale at his best: the perfect combination of spooky details, fluid camerawork and a wry, dark gallows humor. And what a cast - Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas, Charles Laughton, Gloria Stuart, Raymond Massey, and the great Ernest Thesiger, best known as the twee Doctor Pretorius in Whale's 1935 masterpiece, The Bride of Frankenstein.
- Phil Morehart
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Wednesday, October 10, 2007
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