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The Black Cat (1941)

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70 min | Adventure, Comedy, Horror

Elderly Henrietta Winslow lives in an isolated mansion with her housekeeper and beloved cats. As her health fails, her greedy relatives gather in anticipation of her death.
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Robert Lees (screenplay) | Frederic I. Rinaldo (screenplay) (as Fred Rinaldo) | Eric Taylor (screenplay) | Robert Neville (screenplay) | Edgar Allan Poe (suggested by story by)
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May 2, 1941 (United States)

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15 cast members
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Basil Rathbone
Montague Hartley Montague Hartley   See fewer
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Hugh Herbert
Mr. Penny Mr. Penny   See fewer
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Broderick Crawford
Hubert Smith (as Brod Crawford) Hubert Smith (as Brod Crawford)   See fewer
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Bela Lugosi
Eduardo Vigos Eduardo Vigos   See fewer
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Anne Gwynne
Elaine Winslow Elaine Winslow   See fewer
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Gladys Cooper
Myrna Hartley Myrna Hartley   See fewer
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Gale Sondergaard
Abigail Doone Abigail Doone   See fewer
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Cecilia Loftus
Henrietta Winslow Henrietta Winslow   See fewer
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Claire Dodd
Margaret Gordon Margaret Gordon   See fewer
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John Eldredge
Stanley Borden Stanley Borden   See fewer
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Alan Ladd
Richard Hartley Richard Hartley   See fewer
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Erville Alderson
Doctor Williams (uncredited) Doctor Williams (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry C. Bradley
Coroner (uncredited) Coroner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Cheatham
1st Moving Man (uncredited) 1st Moving Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edgar Sherrod
Minister (uncredited) Minister (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.3 / 10 | 1,276 votes