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Capture of title screen for THE BLACK CAT

Boris Karloff as Hjalmar Poelzig
Boris Karloff in his best role ever as the sinister Satanist architect Hjalmir Poelzig.
Bela Lugosi as Vitus Werdegast Bela Lugosi does a wonderful job as Dr. Vitus Werdegast, a once kindly man with a thirst for vengeance. David Manners as Peter Alison
David Manners gives a decent performance as Peter Alison, a man caught up in circumstance.
Jacqueline Wells as Joan Alison
Jacqueline Wells is Joan Alison, damsel in distress and potential victim of Poelzig's evil.
The happy couple on a train to terror Peter and Joan Alison travel on a train through Hungary. They have no idea what's in store for them. Vitus Werdegast introduces himself Werdegast joins the happy couple in their compartment due to the train being overbooked.
Vitus tells Peter of KORGULL While Joan sleeps, Vitus tells Peter of the 15 years he spent in Korgull, a prison that "kills the soul." Lugosi, Manners and Wells in a car
Since they are all going to the same town before going their separate ways, they decide to share a taxi.
The car crashes Part of the road gives way due to the rain. The car crashes and the driver is killed.
The men take injured Joan to Poelzigs house The men take Joan to Poelzig's house to treat her injuries. It is late and Poelzig is asleep. Karloff makes his entrance Poelzig awakens from his slumber. Needless to say, he isn't very happy with the arrival of his "guests." Karloff and Lugosi Werdegast explains the situation. He and Poelzig apparently know each other from before Korgull.
Part Two