The Black Cat 1934

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The Black Cat ★★★½ House of Doom; Vanishing Body 1934

The first of the Boris and Bela pairings stands up well years after release. Polished and taut, with fine sets and interesting acting. Confrontation between architect and devil worshipper acts as plot, with strange twists. Worth a look. 65m/B VHS, DVD . Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, David Manners, Julie Bishop, Lucille Lund, Henry Armetta, Egon Brecher, Albert Conti, Harry Cording, John Carradine; D: Edgar G. Ulmer; W: Edgar G. Ulmer, Peter Ruric; C: John Mescall; M: Heinz Roemheld.