1941 · Universal City, CA
The 1941 version of "The Black Cat" is neither a remake of Edgar G. Ulmer's 1934 Karloff-Lugosi film of the same name, nor does it bear much relation to the Edgar Allan Poe story (though, in fairness, neither did the 1934 version). It is more of a horror-comedy affair than its predecessor, with Broderick Crawford and Hugh Herbert in the lead, Bela Lugosi reappearing (now in the more minor role of "Eduardo"), and Basil Rathbone ably handling the part of the shady Mr. Hartley. Shot by the legendary Stanley Cortez of "Magnificent Ambersons" fame. (Hal Erickson, Rovi)
Title page integral with front wrapper, as issued, with credits for actors Rathbone, Herbert, Crawford, and Lugosi, as well as director Rogell, dated April 9, 1941. 148 leaves, mimeograph duplication.
Pages about Near Fine, with a touch of foxing, and a few short tears and faint dampstains to some of the rear leaves, bound with two gold brads.
Weaver, Universal Horrors. (Inventory #: 126386)