Murders in the Rue Morgue

Murders in the Rue Morgue

A FILM BY: Robert Florey
WRITTEN BY: Edgar Allan Poe (story), Robert Florey (adaptation)
STARRING: Bela Lugosi, Sidney Fox, Leon Ames

Loosely based on a story by Edgar Allen Poe, Murders in the Rue Morgue is among the most visually sophisticated and intellectually dubious films of Universal's horror cycle. Bela Lugosi stars as Dr. Mirakle, a sideshow spieler with a fanatical drive to demonstrate his idiosyncratic grasp of evolutionary biology by mixing the blood of hairy old gorillas and beautiful young women. Frenchman Robert Florey brings a continental sensibility to the material, lifting many ideas from European horror classics, particularly The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1932
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 61 mins
Format: 35mm