The Students of Poe | Part 1: Early Film Adaptations of the Master of the Macabre

By Sara Century

Bela Lugosi as Dr. Mirakle and Arlene Francis as Woman of the Streets in ‘Murders in the Rug Morgue’ (1932)
Paul Wegener as Balduin and Grete Berger as Countess Margit in ‘The Student of Prague’ (1913)
Marguerite Gance as Madeline Usher in “The Fall of the House of Usher’ (1928)
Béla Lugosi as Dr. Vitus Werdegast, Boris Karloff as Hjalmar Poelzig, and Lucille Lund as Karen Werdegast in ‘The Black Cat’ (1934)
Béla Lugosi as Dr. Richard Vollin and Boris Karloff as Edmond Bateman in ‘The Raven’ (1935)

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