The Black Cat



After a road accident in Hungary, the American honeymooners Joan and Peter and the enigmatic Dr. Werdegast find refuge in the house of the famed architect Hjalmar Poelzig, who shares a dark past with the doctor.

  1. Edgar G. Ulmer

    Director, Story

  2. Peter Ruric

    Screenplay, Story

  3. Tom Kilpatrick


  4. Edgar Allan Poe


Top Billed Cast

  1. Boris Karloff

    Boris Karloff

    Hjalmar Poelzig

  2. Bela Lugosi

    Bela Lugosi

    Dr. Vitus Werdegast

  3. David Manners

    David Manners

    Peter Alison

  4. Julie Bishop

    Julie Bishop

    Joan Alison

  5. Egon Brecher

    Egon Brecher

    The Majordomo

Full Cast & Crew

The Black Cat
The Black Cat


Status Released

Release Information

  • May 3, 1934


  • May 7, 1934


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 3m

Budget $95,745.00

Revenue $236,000.00



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