Episode 15: The Old Dark House

Andrew and Matt talk about the 1932 old dark house film, THE OLD DARK HOUSE.

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Based on novel Benighted by JB Priestley

Acting is very good in this movie (Ernest Thesiger, Charles Laughton, for example)

The Old Dark House was actually a genre they were satirizing. See “The Cat and the Canary.”

Single set, very stagey, but also doesn’t feel limiting, instead serves the mood

The Old Dark House

Pervades with Class, a common James Whale theme, as well as the humor particular to his horror pictures

The Old Dark House was lost for a long time, restored in 1968.

http://francavillarts.tumblr.com/post/99192975286/the-old-dark-house-1932-ink-inkwash-on-9x12
http://francavillarts.tumblr.com/post/99192975286/the-old-dark-house-1932-ink-inkwash-on-9×12

Video review

A great article on the Celluloid WickerMan blog 

The Old Dark House
The Old Dark House

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