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The Tell Tale Heart (1960 film)

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Director  Ernest Morris
Music director  Tony Crombie
Country  United Kingdom
5.8/10 IMDb

5.6/10 Letterboxd

Genre  Horror
Language  English
The Tell Tale Heart (1960 film) movie poster
Release date  December 1960
Based on  the short story by Edgar Allan Poe
Writer  Brian Clemens, Eldon Howard, Edgar Allan Poe (story)
Screenplay  Brian Clemens, Eldon Howard
Cast  Laurence Payne (Edgar Marsh), Adrienne Corri (Betty Clare), Dermot Walsh (Carl Loomis), Selma Vaz Dias (Mrs. Vine), John Scott (Police Inspector), John Martin (Police Sergeant)
Similar movies  Edgar Allan Poe wrote the story for The Tell-Tale Heart and Tell-Tale
Tagline  From the Terrifying Pages of Edgar Allan Poe!

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The Tell-Tale Heart is a 1960 British horror film directed by Ernest Morris produced by the Danzigers. The screenplay by Brian Clemens and Eldon Howard is a loose adaptation of the 1843 short story of the same title by Edgar Allan Poe.


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Edgar Marsh, a shy librarian obsessed with erotica, becomes infatuated with his neighbour Betty Clare when he sees her undressing in her bedroom. He invites her to dinner, and although she clearly is uncomfortable with the attention he pays her, he showers her with jewelry and fantasizes about their future. Complications arise when he introduces her to his friend Carl Loomis, whom Betty finds far more attractive and appealing. In order to eliminate the competition, Edgar bludgeons Carl to death with a poker and buries him beneath the floorboards in his piano room. His overwhelming guilt leads him to believe a ticking metronome and the incessant dripping of a faucet actually are the sound of his victim's heart still beating.


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  • Laurence Payne ..... Edgar Marsh
  • Adrienne Corri ..... Betty Clare
  • Dermot Walsh ..... Carl Loomis
  • Production

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    Around this time the typical budget of the Danzigers' feature film was ₤15,000. This cost a little more due to its period setting and necessitated shooting in black and white.

    Critical reception

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    The Tell-Tale Heart was selected by the film historians Steve Chibnall and Brian McFarlane as one of the 15 most meritorious British B films made between World War II and 1970. They note that it also received enthusiastic reviews at the time of its release from The Monthly Film Bulletin and Kinematograph Weekly.

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