Murders in the Rue Morgue

Film

Time Out says

Very loosely based on a tale by Poe, this is a pedestrian but still highly enjoyable account of a mad scientist (Lugosi) scouring Paris for young female victims to prove his rather unusual theory of evolution: experiments involve mixing the blood of the women with that of a gorilla. The perverse and sordid sexual implications of the story are rarely made explicit, although there are a couple of genuinely unpleasant scenes. Stylistically (it's beautifully shot by Karl Freund) the whole thing owes more to The Cabinet of Dr Caligari than to Poe.

Details

Release details

Duration:
75 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Robert Florey
Screenwriter:
Tom Reed, Dale Van Every, Robert Florey, John Huston
Cast:
Bela Lugosi
Sidney Fox
Leon Ames
Bert Roach
Arlene Francis
Noble Johnson
Brandon Hurst
Herman Bing