Episode #009 – The Old Dark House
James Whale took a crack at adapting the 1927 J. B. Priestley novel Benighted for Universal in 1932. In 1963, Hammer Films and William Castle made their own attempt at adapting the novel. In 2012, the Down Placers take their turn at discussing the film that would become Hammer’s The Old Dark House. What is Tom Poston doing in a Hammer film? Does William Castle find a way to bring his own style to a film studio that, by 1963, had completely established its own identity for film viewers around the world? And what movie won the listener poll and will be covered in the July episode of 1951 Down Place?
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