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The Old Dark House (1932), starring Boris Karloff, Charles Laughton, Gloria Stuart
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The Old Dark House (1932), starring Boris Karloff, Charles Laughton, Gloria Stuart

Buy from Amazon In The Old Dark House, a group of stranded travelers stumble upon a strange old house. There, they find themselves at the mercy of the highly eccentric, potentially dangerous, Femm family.


Cast of characters in "The Old Dark House" (1932) - Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas, Gloria Stuart, Charles Laughton
  • Boris Karloff (The Ghoul) … Morgan. The disfigured, creepy butler of the Femms. He’s a mean drunk as well.
  • Melvyn Douglas (The Vampire Bat) … Roger Penderel. The Waverton’s friend, seeking shelter from the storm with them.
  • Charles Laughton (Island of Lost Souls) … Sir William Porterhouse.
  • Lilian Bond (Fireman Save My Child) … Gladys. Chorus girl traveling with with Sir William. Her relationship with him is platonic, however, and is interested in Roger.
  • Ernest Thesiger (Bride of Frankenstein) … Horace Femm. The verbose member of the Femm family. Browbeaten by his sister Rebecca.
  • Eva MooreRebecca Femm. The very strict, controlling sister. Who clearly hates, looks down on, attractive woman. Assuming they must be sinful. And her own family.
  • Raymond Massey (A Matter of Life and Death) … Philip Waverton. Margaret’s husband, the primary protagonist.
  • Gloria Stuart (The Invisible Man) … Margaret Waverton. Philip’s wife, whom Rebecca dislikes.
  • Elspeth DudgeonSir Roderick Femm. The 102-year old father of the Femm family, still living in the house.
  • Brember WillsSaul Femm. The mystery member of the family, who’s kept locked in his room. Presumed to be very dangerous.

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Frankenstein director James Whale turned J.B. Priestley’s novel ‘Benighted’ into a nerve-jangling tale that became the template for all spooky-house chillers to come. Stranded travelers stumble upon a strange old house, and find themselves at the mercy of a highly eccentric and potentially dangerous family. This atmospheric thriller features an unforgettable post-Frankenstein horror role for Boris Karloff, as the hulking, disfigured butler Morgan. Also starring in early-career roles are Melvin Douglas, Charles Laughton, Raymond Massey and Gloria Stuart of Titanic

Morgan is very dangerous …
Morgan is very dangerous …

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