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THE OLD DARK HOUSE

James Whale

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Probably the least known of James Whale’s classic horror quartet of the 1930s, now fully digitally restored and making a rare and welcome reappearance on the big screen.

On a stormy night in the Welsh countryside, an assortment of travellers (including a young Gloria Stuart of Titanic fame, and Charles Laughton in his first Hollywood role) seek refuge in a house occupied by a brother and sister and their menacing butler (Boris Karloff). Over the course of the night, family secrets are revealed that ultimately place everyone’s life in danger.

(Notes by Kevin Coyne.)

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72 mins, USA, 1932, Digital, Black and White

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