The Raven (1935)

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A brilliant surgeon obsessed with Edgar Allan Poe saves the life of a beautiful dancer and goes mad when he can't have her.



  • Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi in The Raven (1935)
  • Boris Karloff in The Raven (1935)
  • Bela Lugosi in The Raven (1935)
  • Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi in The Raven (1935)
  • Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi in The Raven (1935)
  • Bela Lugosi and Irene Ware in The Raven (1935)

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Lew Landers


Edgar Allan Poe (poem), David Boehm (screenplay)

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31 October 2000 | mmcclelland
| At Last Poe is Avenged!
Bela Lugosi will always be remembered for Dracula -- but his biggest and wildest role was the Raven. He and Boris Karloff are co-stars but Bela steals the show as the mad surgeon, Dr. Vollin, who sees himself as a "god with the taint of human emotion." He has a Poe fetish and loves to torture as he has been tortured so he can clear his head and be, "the sanest man who ever lived."

This has one of the most horrific scenes ever filmed. After Dr. Vollin has disfigured the criminal (Boris Karloff) the criminal awakes in a room of mirrors and must stare at his hideous face--while Vollin laughs hysterically!

This is one of the few classic Universal horror films that actually gives genuine chills!

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