The Black Room (1935 film)

Infobox Film | name = The Black Room

caption = Poster for the film
director = Roy William Neill
writer = Henry Myers
Arthur Strawn
starring = Boris Karloff
Marian Marsh
music = R.H Bassett
Milan Roder
Louis Silvers
cinematography = Allen G. Siegler
editing = Richard Cahoon
distributor = Columbia Pictures
released = 1942 (rerelease)
runtime = 70 min
language = English
budget =
amg_id = 1:5930
imdb_id = 0026123

"The Black Room" is a 1935 mystery and horror film, directed by Roy William Neill. The movie stars Boris Karloff in a dual role as twin brothers. The film also starred Marion Marsh and Robert (Tex) Allen. The film was released in Great Britain as "The Black Room Mystery".


The story concerns two twin brothers, Anton and Gregor Bergmann. According to a prophecy, Anton, the younger twin will kill his brother, Gregor, in the Black Room of the castle. Anton has returned to the castle after a ten year absence. Gregor is a baron, whose tyranny is detested by many of his subjects. Anton earns the respect of the subjects, as well as the admiration of Colonel Paul Hassell (Thurston Hall), the uncle of Thea (Marian Marsh). Gregor kills his young servant, Mashka (Katherine DeMille), and his subjects form a mob and storm the castle. Gregor attempts to appease them by renouncing his title in favor of Anton. He then kills Anton to assume his identity. Colonel Hassell discovers that Gregor is in disguise and also gets killed. Lieutenant Albert Lussan (Robert Allen) is falsely accused of the murder, and nothing can now stop evil Gregor.


* Boris Karloff - Baron Gregor de Bergmann / Anton de Bergmann
* Marian Marsh - Thea Hassel
* Robert Allen - Lt. Albert Lussan
* Thurston Hall - Col. Paul Hassel
* John Buckler - Buran, the gypsy
* Torben Meyer - Peter, the majordomo
* Katherine DeMille - Mashka
* Henry Kolker - Baron de Berghman
* Colin Tapley - Paul Hassel as a young lieutenant
* Edward Van Sloan - Doctor
* Egon Brecher - Lead Villager (dark leather hat)
* Helena Grant - Anna, the housekeeper
* Marion Lessing - Maria, the chambermaid
* Robert Middlemass - The Prosecutor

ee also

* Boris Karloff filmography

External links

*imdb title|id=0026123|title=The Black Room

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