The Raven

Film

Time Out says

A second teaming for Karloff and Lugosi after the success of The Black Cat. This time round Bela has the upper hand as a surgeon obsessed by Poe, frustrated in his passion for a beautiful dancer (Ware) after repairing the damage when her face is scarred in a car crash, and mutilating Karloff's ugly criminal even further when he arrives for a face job, in order to force his cooperation in pursuing his ugly designs on the girl. An absurd script, without a hint of self-parody, and a nicely equipped set (moving walls, a razor-sharp pendulum that slowly lowers itself on to victims) make for entertaining if undemanding viewing.

Details

Release details

Duration:
62 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Louis Friedlander Lew Landers
Screenwriter:
David Boehm
Cast:
Bela Lugosi
Boris Karloff
Irene Ware
Lester Matthews
Samuel S Hinds