The Raven (1935)
The Raven (1935)
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as Edmond Bateman
as Dr. Richard Vollin
as Jean Thatcher
as Dr. Jerry Halden (Credits) / Dr. Jerry Holden
as Judge Thatcher
as Mary Burns
as `Pinky' Geoffrey
as Col. Bertram Grant
as Harriet Grant
as Bedside Dr. at Judge's Right (uncredited)
Critic Reviews for The Raven
It is no masterpiece..., but it is an enduring entertainment, especially for Lugosi fans.
Creepy, atmospheric doings headlined by Karloff and Lugosi.
Lugosi is resplendent in his crisp formal attire as he spouts melodramatic dialogue, while Karloff skulks around trying to terrify with his crumpled countenance.
Love that "elevator bedroom" and the Poe-inspired basement!
Audience Reviews for The Raven
A brilliant old horror movie with the great old horror actors! A must see.
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.
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
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