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The Raven (1935)

The Raven




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A brilliant but deranged brain surgeon seeks revenge on the woman who spurned his marriage proposal in this well-performed chiller. With the help of an escaped convict, he traps the girl, her father, and her boyfriend in his Edgar Allan Poe-inspired torture chamber.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Classics, Horror
Directed By: ,
Written By: David Boehm
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 10, 1992


Boris Karloff
as Edmond Bateman
Bela Lugosi
as Dr. Richard Vollin
Irene Ware
as Jean Thatcher
Lester Matthews
as Dr. Jerry Halden (Cr...
Samuel S. Hinds
as Judge Thatcher
Inez Courtney
as Mary Burns
Ian Wolfe
as `Pinky' Geoffrey
Spencer Charters
as Col. Bertram Grant
Maidel Turner
as Harriet Grant
Arthur Hoyt
as Chapman
Walter Miller
as Bedside Dr. at Judge...
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Critic Reviews for The Raven

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | August 8, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Vintage 'delicious torture'

Full Review… | March 21, 2010

It is no masterpiece..., but it is an enduring entertainment, especially for Lugosi fans.

Full Review… | May 12, 2009

Creepy, atmospheric doings headlined by Karloff and Lugosi.

January 1, 2008

Audience Reviews for The Raven


A brilliant old horror movie with the great old horror actors! A must see.

Aj V

Super Reviewer


Lugosi is a mad surgeon who saves a beautiful dancer's life and falls in love with her; Karloff is an escaped criminal who comes to the doctor begging for plastic surgery to change his appearance. Lugosi's campy villainy is in top form ("I like to torture!"), and there's more than a bit of Frankenstein's monster in Karloff's Bateman; the two icons make this tons of fun.

Greg S

Super Reviewer

i don't think it gets much campier than this. so bad it's good? it's actually funny. there is a raven but this bears little relation to anything written by poe. lugosi hams it up as a mad doctor who has a poe obssession. karloff is an escaped criminal who wants a new face; instead lugosi disfigures him. this is part of the dotor's evil plan to possess a woman he's convinced is his 'lost lenore.' it's all pretty silly

Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer

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