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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
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.
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A great article on the Celluloid WickerMan blog