The Raven (1935)

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the raven 1935

Bela Lugosi is in top form as the mad Dr.Vollin who is obsessed with Poe. Boris Karloff, billed as Karloff, is a gangster on the run who runs to the wrong place.  Roger Corman’s 1963 horror spoof “The Raven” is not a remake of this one.

Dancer Jean Thatcher (Irene Ware) is injured in a car accident. She may not make it. Looks like Dr.Richard Vollin (Bela Lugosi) is the only one who can save her. Jean’s father the judge tries to get him to operate. He says he’s in research now but a feed to his ego brings him to the hospital. He saves her.

Vollin is obsessed with Poe. He has a figure of a raven he calls his talisman. He even built a torture chamber in the basement based on Poe’s writings. He’s also obsessed with Jean. A special dance number she calls The Spirit Of Poe…

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