The Old Dark House (1963)

The Old Dark House (1963)

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Movie Info

This chilling comedy chronicles the spooky exploits of a Yankee car salesman working in London who sets out to deliver a car to a remote Welsh estate. Unfortunately he discovers the owner dead. As the grim night slowly passes, the remaining family members are bumped off at appallingly regular intervals.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Comedy , Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Written By:
In Theaters:
 wide
Runtime:
Studio:
Columbia Pictures

Cast

Tom Poston
as Tom Penderel
Robert Morley
as Roderick Femm
Janette Scott
as Cecily
Joyce Grenfell
as Agatha Femm
Peter Bull
as Jasper Femm/Casper Femm
Mervyn Johns
as Potiphar
Danny Green
as Morgan Femm
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Critic Reviews for The Old Dark House

All Critics (1)

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Full Review… | May 8, 2005
New York Times
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Full Review… | May 25, 2006
Combustible Celluloid

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June 5, 2004
Filmcritic.com

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October 16, 2003
Reel.com

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Full Review… | October 16, 2003
Austin Chronicle

Audience Reviews for The Old Dark House

This is the usual murder mystery set in a big mansion with an unusual cast of characters in a strange family. It wasn't very scary or funny or anything, but it's mildly entertaining at least.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

This is a excellent remake of a 1932 film that then stared Boris Karloff, he was asked to come back for a role in this film but refused because the script read to much comedy. And that's what this is a comedy with a little horror One of William Castle's many films. The house itself from the outside reminds me of the housed used in the TV serial the Addams family. Tom Poston was over the top as a yo0ung sales man from NY in England to deliver an American Car. ends up at a haunted house with a crazy family. Very enjoyable 1960 film. 4 stars

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

½

A remake -- but just barely -- of the classic James Whale horror comedy, this one doesn't come close in entertainment value. It's not scary, not funny, and it has Tom Poston as the handsome hero (?!?) all the girls want. It's a William Castle production so I wasn't expecting much, but still. This reminded me of a feature-length version of The Addams family TV show (could have been because Charles Addams did the animated intro), and as much as I enjoyed that show, this is not a compliment. I'm glad it was on TCM and that I hadn't paid real money to see it.,

Cindy I
Cindy I

Super Reviewer

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