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The Raven (25-Jan-1963)

Director: Roger Corman

Writer: Richard Matheson

From poem: The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

Music by: Les Baxter

Producer: Roger Corman

Keywords: Horror/Comedy

Evil sorcerer Boris Karloff has turned wizard Peter Lorre into a raven, who seeks Vincent Price's assistance to be turned back into a man. Lorre tells Price that his wife, long thought dead, is with Karloff. A showdown will occur at Karloff's castle. No terror; silly comedy is Poe in name only.

The Time magazine review of this film describes Hazel Court as "a lusty redhead... with a cleavage that could comfortably accommodate the collected works of Edgar Allan Poe and a bottle of his favorite booze besides."

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Hazel Court
10-Feb-1926 15-Apr-2008 Horror Queen
Boris Karloff
23-Nov-1887 2-Feb-1969 Horror actor
Peter Lorre
26-Jun-1904 23-Mar-1964 The Maltese Falcon
Jack Nicholson
22-Apr-1937   Chinatown
Vincent Price
27-May-1911 25-Oct-1993 Master of the macabre


Vincent Price   ...   Craven
Peter Lorre   ...   Bedlo
Boris Karloff   ...   Scarabus
Hazel Court   ...   Lenore
Olive Sturgess   ...   Estelle
Jack Nicholson   ...   Rexford
Connie Wallace   ...   Maid
William Baskin   ...   Grimes
Aaron Saxon   ...   Gort


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