W: Benn W. Levy & R. C. Sherriff [based
on the novel 'Benighted' by J.B. Priestley]
DP: Arthur Edeson
Ed: Clarence Kolster
PD: Charles D. Hall
Melvyn Douglas (Roger Penderell), Charles Laughton (Sir
William Porterhouse), Raymond Massey (Philip Waverton), Gloria Stuart (Margaret Waverton), Boris Karloff(Morgan), Ernest Thesiger (Horace Femm), Eva Moore (Rebecca Femm)
Classic, but very dated haunted house flick from the
golden era of Universal horror movies.
There's also a touch of self-referential humour injected
amongst the tragedy of horrors as a group of stranded travellers take refuge in the creepy house populated with eccentric oddities.
It will have little appeal to modern day audiences, but
will be enjoyed by film buffs, connoisseurs
of the oldies (& old farts like me) simply for being a seminal piece of filmmaking.