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The Black Room (1935)

07/15/1935 (US) CrimeHorrorThriller 1h 10m

Dead or Alive... He could kill!


In a 16th-century European town, the ruling family has been given a prophecy that, should there ever be twin boys born, the younger will murder the older; so is dismayed when twins are born to the popular baron. The older grows to be a selfish, slovenly man, who inherits the castle at his father's death and becomes ruler over the formerly happy villagers. He enjoys his power until he learns his younger brother is returning from abroad and, afraid of the prophecy, he determines to murder his sibling, hide his body in the "black room" - an old torture chamber sealed away behind the fireplace - and then impersonate him, right down to his withered arm. In this way he hopes to not only avoid the prophecy, but also escape consequences of his other criminal deeds and obtain marriage to a local girl of the nobility...

  1. Arthur Strawn

    Screenplay, Story

  2. Roy William Neill


  3. Henry Myers


Top Billed Cast

  1. Boris Karloff

    Boris Karloff

    Baron Gregor de Berghman / Anton de Berghman

  2. Marian Marsh

    Marian Marsh

    Thea Hassel

  3. Robert Allen

    Robert Allen

    Lt. Albert Lussan

  4. Thurston Hall

    Thurston Hall

    Col. Paul Hassel

  5. Katherine DeMille

    Katherine DeMille


  6. John Buckler

    John Buckler

    Beran - the gypsy

  7. Henry Kolker

    Henry Kolker

    Baron de Berghman

  8. Colin Tapley

    Colin Tapley

    Paul Hassel as a young lieutenant

  9. Torben Meyer

    Torben Meyer

    Peter, the majordomo

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