Murders in the Rue Morgue is a 1932 horror film, loosely based on Edgar Allan Poe's short story "The Murders in the Rue Morgue". Bela Lugosi portrays a lunatic scientist who abducts women and injects them with blood from his ill-tempered caged ape. Karl Freund's cinematography and Robert Florey's direction have been praised by critics, characterized as "expressionistic" by Leonard Maltin. Despite the film being pre-Code, violent sequences prompted Universal to cut its running time from 80 minutes to 61 minutes. This film was produced as a compensatory package for Lugosi and Florey, after...
|Release date:||February 21, 1932|
|Directed by:||Robert Florey, A. Edward Sutherland, Edgar G. Ulmer|
|Producer:||Carl Laemmle, Jr.|
|Screenplay by:||John Huston, Dale Van Every, Tom Reed|
|Adapted from:||The Murders in the Rue Morgue|