Murders in the Rue Morgue (Edgar Allan Poe's Murders in the Rue Morgue)
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Murders in the Rue Morgue (Edgar Allan Poe's Murders in the Rue Morgue)
The fourth film to explore Edgar Allan Poe's classic tale, this clever adaptation takes some rather broad liberties with the source material. A flamboyant Jason Robards plays Cesar Charron, owner of a Grand Guignol theatre in 19th-century Paris, who is launching a stage adaptation of "Murders in the Rue Morgue" -- much to the dismay of his young daughter Madeleine (Christine Kaufmann), who is tormented by nightmares filled with images from the play. A spate of gruesome murders among the theatre's regular stable of actors leads Charron to suspect the return of his deranged,… More

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"Seek out the 1932 film."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Edgar Allen Poe gets no respect."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum