The Tell-Tale Heart (1941)

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In this classic Edgar Allan Poe story, a man commits a murder, but afterward the victim's beating heart torments the murderer's mind.


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15 October 2002 | preppy-3
| A 20 minute little gem
Joseph Schildkraut and Roman Bohnen (both sadly forgotten today) give two brilliant performances in an updated version of Edgar Allen Poe's tale. A young man (Schildkraut) is constantly tortured mentally and physically by an old man (Roman Bohnen). Finally he kills him...but keeps hearing the old man's heart beating. Well-directed, acted and very good use of sound. Well worth catching. TCM is showing a beautiful print of this in between movies--that's probably the only way to see it. Good luck!

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