The Tell-Tale Heart (1960) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Tell-Tale Heart (1960)





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Horror tale inspired by the classic Edgar Allan Poe story, in which a writer fantasizes murdering his friend over a beautiful woman, and then hearing the dead man's heart continuing to beat. (Alternate title: The Hidden Room Of 1,000 Horrors) ~ Nicole Gagne, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Brian Clemens, Eldon Howard
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 27, 2004
Pegasus Entertainment Ltd - Official Site


Annette Carell
as Carl's Landlady
Brian Cobby
as Young Man
Adrienne Corri
as Betty Clare
David Lander
as Jeweler
John Martin
as Police Sergeant
Laurence Payne
as Edgar Marsh
John Scott
as Inspector
Patsy Smart
as Mrs. Marlow
Selma Vaz Dias
as Mrs. Vine
Dermot Walsh
as Carl Loomis
Nada Beall
as Old Crone
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A shy librarian named Edgar kills his best friend over a woman, and is driven mad by the sound of a beating heart coming from under the floorboards. The new sexual frustration plot devised here to draw Edgar Allan Poe's short story out to feature length really isn't very interesting or much in Poe's spirit.

Greg S

Super Reviewer

This movie isn't made very well, but the actors are pretty good, and the story is a classic, so it was okay.

Aj V

Super Reviewer


No where as classic or truthful as the story. While it keeps many of the same elements, it's missing the themes and the overall creepiness, plus it leaves out a lot of the good bits. Slow story, and a rather dumb overused end twist. Not my favorite adaption.

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