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The Old Dark House

The Old Dark House (1932)

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Release Date: Jan 1, 1932 Wide

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It's a wildly varied group that takes shelter from a raging English storm in the forbidding mansion of the Femm family. Among the reluctant guests are stuffed-shirt Philip Waverton (Raymond Massey): Philip's sensitive wife Margaret (Gloria Stuart); their mutual friend, disillusioned war veteran Roger Penderell (Melvyn Douglas); vulgar self-made millionaire Sir William Porterhouse (Charles Laughton); and Porterhouse's no-better-than-she-ought-to-be lady friend Gladys DuCane (Lillian Bond). Under

Aug 23, 1999

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It's a classic horror tale, the apotheosis of all "Old House" spooky films.

October 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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A great creeeeepy horror classic.

October 5, 2006
ColeSmithey.com

Richly atmospheric, beautifully crafted, creepy -- and most of all subversively funny and full of terrific dialogue.

November 6, 2002 Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

My favorite James Whale movie.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
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Audience Reviews for The Old Dark House

Ah yes, nothing like an old school black and white spooky mansion film. Going back to basics in other words, this is more of a character driven film, with fast and snappy dialogues, very dialogue driven indeed. Thanks to the cast of actors like Melvyn Douglas and Charles Laughton, as well as some truly great character actors, the movie doesn't really needs big spooks to keep you engaged.
November 3, 2010
DragonEyeMorrison
Tsubaki Sanjuro

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This movie had great atmosphere, interesting characters and a seemingly scary plot, but unfortunately the ending is predictable and not at all scary.
September 6, 2010
ajv2688

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much imitated but a tad overrated. great atmosphere, so-so story.
October 21, 2009
rubystevens
Stella Dallas

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    1. Sir William Porterhouse: Once you started making money it's hard to stop, especially if you're like me. there isn't much else you're good at.
    – Submitted by Kevin R (7 months ago)
    1. Margaret Waverton: For now heaven's sake stop, let's look at a map or something.
    2. Roger Penderell: My own view is we're not on a map.
    – Submitted by Kevin R (7 months ago)
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