The Black Castle

The Black Castle

Richard Greene
Director: Nathan Juran Cast: Richard Greene
Richard Greene
, Boris Karloff
Boris Karloff
, Stephen McNally
Stephen McNally
Nathan Juran




Boris Karloff returns to his old Universal stamping grounds in the mild horror item Black Castle. The plot is motivated by a brace of 18th-century aristocrats, Beckett (Richard Greene) and Count Von Bruno (Stephen McNally). Invited to visit Von Bruno's castle in Austria, Beckett accepts, hoping in this way to prove that the count is responsible for the deaths of two of his friends. The sadistic Von Bruno toys with his guest, intending to subject Beckett to a horrible demise at the first opportunity. When Beckett meets the Count's reluctant bride Elga (Paula Corday), he vows to free her from the accursed castle. Karloff has a smallish role as the Count's humanitarian physician, while his fellow horror-star Lon Chaney Jr. does his usual as a mute but deadly manservant.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/05/2014
UPC: 0025192181238
Original Release: 1952
Source: Universal
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:22:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Richard Greene Beckett
Boris Karloff Dr. Meissen
Stephen McNally Count Von Bruno
Lon Chaney Gargon
John Hoyt Stieken
Michael Pate Von Melcher
Nancy Valentine Therese Von Wilk
Tudor Owen Romley
Henry Corden Fender
Otto Waldis Krantz
Rita Corday Elga

Technical Credits
Nathan Juran Director
William Alland Producer
Joseph E. Gershenson Musical Direction/Supervision
Irving Glassberg Cinematographer
Jerry Sackheim Screenwriter
Hans J. Salter Score Composer
Russell Schoengarth Editor

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