History Film / TheBlackCat

26th May '16 9:41:03 PM ThatBitterTase
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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: "That's what I'm going to do! Tear the skin from your body! Bit - by - bit! Slowly! '''''ALIVE!'''''"

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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: "That's what I'm going to do! Tear the skin from your body! Slowly! Bit - by - bit! Slowly! '''''ALIVE!'''''"
19th Dec '15 2:48:58 PM DocWildNole
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As this movie is nearly eight decades old, unmarked spoilers are most certainly below.

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As this movie is nearly more than eight decades old, unmarked spoilers are most certainly below.



* FlayingAlive

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* FlayingAliveFlayingAlive: How Werdegast avenges himself against Poelzig.



* HollywoodSatanism

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* HollywoodSatanismHollywoodSatanism: Poelzig's cult is a very early example.
25th May '15 6:06:43 AM BobTanaka
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* CoolVsAwesome/UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny: Basically, the film is Creator/BelaLugosi vs. Creator/BorisKarloff.

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* CoolVsAwesome/UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny: CoolVsAwesome / UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny: Basically, the film is Creator/BelaLugosi vs. Creator/BorisKarloff.
25th May '15 6:06:16 AM BobTanaka
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* CoolVsAwesome: Basically, the film is Creator/BelaLugosi vs. Creator/BorisKarloff.

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* CoolVsAwesome: CoolVsAwesome/UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny: Basically, the film is Creator/BelaLugosi vs. Creator/BorisKarloff.
25th May '15 6:05:43 AM BobTanaka
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* CoolVsAwesome: Basically, the film is Creator/BelaLugosi vs. Creator/BorisKarloff.
28th Aug '14 8:10:46 PM ManCalledTrue
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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: "I'm going to ''skin'' you! Bit - by - bit! Slowly! '''''ALIVE!'''''"

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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: "I'm "That's what I'm going to ''skin'' you! do! Tear the skin from your body! Bit - by - bit! Slowly! '''''ALIVE!'''''"
26th May '14 8:11:27 AM MasoTey
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* PlayingAgainstType: Béla Lugosi as a good guy? NO WAI!
** Unfortunately, that was only due to a script rewrite. Werdegast was originally playing chess to save Joan Allison's life ''for himself'', if you know what I mean. He was nowhere near as bad as Poelzig, but he didn't start out as a simple wronged family man. Damn it.

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* PlayingAgainstType: Béla Lugosi as a good guy? NO WAI!
** Unfortunately, that was only due to a script rewrite. Werdegast was originally playing chess to save Joan Allison's life ''for himself'', if you know what I mean. He was nowhere near as bad as Poelzig, but he didn't start out as a simple wronged family man. Damn it.
RightHandCat: The black cat of the title, Poelzig's pet.
26th May '14 8:04:47 AM MasoTey
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As this movie is nearly eight decades old, spoilers are most certainly below.

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As this movie is nearly eight decades old, unmarked spoilers are most certainly below.
28th Mar '14 11:21:31 PM WillBGood
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* AltumVidetur: The incantations during the ritual are Latin for "Beware of Dog" & "With a grain of salt", probably to avoid accusations of blasphemy if actual liturgical phrases (altered or otherwise) were used.



* BilingualBonus: The incantations during the ritual are Latin for "Beware of Dog" & "With a grain of salt", probably to avoid accusations of blasphemy if actual liturgical phrases (altered or otherwise) were used.
** There's also a surprisingly comical scene around the middle of the film that has Werdegast serving as an interpreter and translator for the police sergeant and police lieutenant that come to Poelzig's home to question him and the Allisons on the carriage crash earlier. Most of the conversation is in English, but when the two policemen first enter the introductions are in Hungarian, with Werdegast having to tell them that the Allisons are Americans. It's actually a real treat to hear Béla in his native tongue, if only for a sentence.

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* BilingualBonus: The incantations during the ritual are Latin for "Beware of Dog" & "With a grain of salt", probably to avoid accusations of blasphemy if actual liturgical phrases (altered or otherwise) were used.
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There's also a surprisingly comical scene around the middle of the film that has Werdegast serving as an interpreter and translator for the police sergeant and police lieutenant that come to Poelzig's home to question him and the Allisons on the carriage crash earlier. Most of the conversation is in English, but when the two policemen first enter the introductions are in Hungarian, with Werdegast having to tell them that the Allisons are Americans. It's actually a real treat to hear Béla in his native tongue, if only for a sentence.
18th Feb '14 8:26:05 AM erforce
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A rare turn for Lugosi as a heroic character, ''The Black Cat'' was part of a wave of {{horror}} talkies in the 1930s, following the shared success of ''Film/{{Dracula}}'' and ''Film/{{Frankenstein|1931}}''. While Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's name is listed in the credits, [[InNameOnly the movie had little to do with his short story of the same name]].

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A rare turn for Lugosi as a heroic character, ''The Black Cat'' was part of a wave of {{horror}} talkies in the 1930s, following the shared success of ''Film/{{Dracula}}'' ''Film/{{Dracula|1931}}'' and ''Film/{{Frankenstein|1931}}''. While Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's name is listed in the credits, [[InNameOnly the movie had little to do with his short story of the same name]].
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