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F-0105

Title:

The Raven

Category:

Movie in which J.S. Bach's music is played in the soundtrack

Produced:

1935

Country:

USA

Released:

Jul 1935 (film); Sep 2005 [DVD 1]; Aug 2003 [DVD 2]

Director:

Lew Landers (as Louis Friedländer)

Writer:

Edgar Allan Poe (poem); David Boehm (screenplay); Florence Enright (dialogue - uncredited); Michael L. Simmons (contributing writer - uncredited), Dore Schary (contributing writer - uncredited); Guy Endore (contributing writer - uncredited); Clarence Marks (contributing writer - uncredited); Jim Tully (contributing writer - uncredited); John Lynch (contributing writer - uncredited)

Actors:

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 (Mrs. Harriet Grant)

Description:

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. (written by Kevin Rayburn)

Language:

English

Bach's Music:

Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV.565

Film Company:

Universal Pictures

DVD Label:

Universal Studios [DVD 1] / MGM [DVD 2]

TT:

61 min / 337 min [DVD 1] / 169 min [DVD 2]

Comments:

DVD 1 includes: The Bela Lugosi Collection (Murders in the Rue Morgue / The Black Cat / The Raven / The Invisible Ray / Black Friday) (1934)
DVD 2 includes: The Comedy of Terrors/The Raven (1963)

Buy DVD at:

Amazon.com [DVD 1] |Amazon.com [DVD 2]

Source: IMDB, Amazon.com
Contributor: Aryeh Oron (October 2007)

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