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|The Old Dark House|
Scared stiff? Take a coffin-break!... to steady your nerves...and stifle your laughter
|Title||The Old Dark House|
|Directed by||William Castle|
|Written by||Robert Dillon|
|Produced by||William Castle; Anthony Hinds|
|Music by||Benjamin Frankel|
|Edited by||James Needs|
|Distributed by||Hammer Film Productions; Columbia Pictures; William Castle Productions|
|Release date(s)|| October 30th, 1963 (US)|
September 16th, 1966 (UK)
|Running time||86 min.|
|Tom Poston||Tom Penderel|
|Robert Morley||Roderick Femm|
|Janette Scott||Cecily Femm|
|Joyce Grenfell||Agatha Femm|
|Mervyn John||Potiphar Femm|
|Fenella Fielding||Morgana Femm|
|Peter Bull||Caspar Femm/Jasper Femm|
|Danny Green||Morgan Femm|
|John Harvey||Club receptionist|
Notes & Trivia Edit
- Based on the 1928 novel Benighted by J.B. Priestley.
- Production on The Old Dark House began on May 4th, 1962. Principal photography concluded on June 22nd, 1962.
- Though co-produced by both American and UK productions companies, The Old Dark House premiered in the United States nearly three years prior to its first screening in the UK.
- Anthony Hinds is uncredited for his contributions to this film. Hinds has co-produced many of the classic "Hammer Horror" films of the 1950s-70s.
- Veteran horror actor Boris Karloff was offered a role in the remake as recognition of his work in the original film, but turned it down because he disliked the script.
- Amy Dalby is uncredited in this film.
- The title sequence illustrations were done by none other than Charles Addams. Inspired by the original The Old Dark House, Addams went on to create the popular TV and future film franchise The Addams Family.
External Links Edit
- The Old Dark House at Wikipedia
- The Old Dark House at AllRovi.com
- The Old Dark House at The Brimstone Pit
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