Seeking shelter from a relentless rainstorm and landslides in a remote region of Wales, five travelers are admitted to a large foreboding old house that belongs to the extremely strange Femm family. Sepulchral Horace Femm and his obsessive, inhospitable sister Rebecca are the group's peculiar hosts. The house also holds surprises - and a brutish mute manservant named Morgan.

  1. James Whale


  2. J.B. Priestley


  3. Benn W. Levy


Top Billed Cast

  1. Boris Karloff

    Boris Karloff


  2. Melvyn Douglas

    Melvyn Douglas

    Roger Penderel

  3. Charles Laughton

    Charles Laughton

    Sir William 'Bill' Porterhouse

  4. Lilian Bond

    Lilian Bond

    Gladys Perkins aka Gladys DuCane

  5. Ernest Thesiger

    Ernest Thesiger

    Horace Femm

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The Old Dark House
The Old Dark House



Status Released

Release Information

  • October 20, 1932


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 12m

Budget -

Revenue -



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