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A wealthy judge coaxes the brilliant but eccentric neurological surgeon Dr. Vollin (Lugosi), who also has an obsessive penchant for Edgar Allen Poe, out of retirement to save the life of his daughter, a dancer crippled and brain damaged in an auto wreck. Vollin restores her completely, but also envisions her as his "Lenore," and cooks up a scheme to kidnap the woman and torture and kill her fiance' and father in his Poe-inspired dungeon. To do his dirty work, Vollin recruits a wanted criminal (Karloff), and turns him into a hideous monster to guarantee his subservience.
While this mad surgical genius chanted "The Raven," horrible screams rose up from his torture chamber below!
Title: Raven, The
Release Date: July 08, 1935
Runtime: 61 mins
All Genres: Horror
Colors: Black and White
IMDB Rating: 7.0
Brimstone Pit Rating: 8 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With R
MPAA Rating: Approved
Boris Karloff ...Edmond Bateman (as Karloff)
Bela Lugosi ...Dr. Richard Vollin
Lester Matthews ...Dr. Jerry Halden (Credits) / Dr. Jerry Holden
Irene Ware ...Jean Thatcher
Samuel S. Hinds ...Judge Thatcher
Spencer Charters ...Geoffrey (Credits) / Col. Bertram Grant
Inez Courtney ...Mary Burns
Ian Wolfe ...Col. Bertram Grant (Credits) / Geoffrey 'Pinky'
Maidel Turner ...Harriet
Anne Darling ...Autograph hound (scenes deleted)
June Gittelson ...Autograph hound (scenes deleted)
Joe Haworth ...Drug clerk (scenes deleted)
Mary Wallace ...Autograph hound (scenes deleted)
Raine Bennett ...Poe (on stage in the interpretive dance)
Al Ferguson ...The crook
Nina Golden ...Dancer
Jonathan Hale ...Bedside Dr. - at Jerry's right
Arthur Hoyt ...Chapman - buyer of Poe memorabilia
Walter Miller ...Bedside Dr. - at Judge's right
Bud Osborne ...Policeman
Madeline Talcott ...Bedside nurse
Cyril Thornton ...Dr. Vollin's butler
Helen Ware ...Bit part
Edgar Allan Poe
Michael L. Simmons
Music from The Black Cat (1934) Written by Heinz Roemheld Played as background music
Music from Destination Unknown (1933) Written by W. Franke Harling Played as background music
"Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV.565"
"Romeo and Juliet Overture"
More Movie Taglines:
- While this mad surgical genius chanted "The Raven," horrible screams rose up from his torture chamber below!
- Dr. Richard Vollin: Your monstrous ugliness breeds monstrous hatred. Good! I can use your hate.
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