The Tell-Tale Heart (1960)
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as Carl's Landlady
as Young Man
as Betty Clare
as Police Sergeant
as Edgar Marsh
as Mrs. Marlow
as Mrs. Vine
as Carl Loomis
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.
This movie isn't made very well, but the actors are pretty good, and the story is a classic, so it was okay.
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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