Murders in the Rue Morgue
Murders in the Rue Morgue (1971)

The 1971 Murders in the Rue Morgue has even less to do with the Edgar Allan Poe original than its 1932 and 1954 predecessors. The film is largely set in a Grand Guignol theatre, where entrepreneur Jason Robards Jr. stages a nightly horror… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: September 1, 1971
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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

"It's a very loose version of Poe's book.

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Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

Edgar Allen Poe gets no respect.

Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Jason Robards handles the central role of the acting troupe's impresario/leading man, and never before or since has this two-time Oscar winner been so wretchedly miscast.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Seek out the 1932 film.

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Tim Salmons
This supposed adaptation of the Edgar Allen Poe original story was released in 1971 and stars Jason Robards. Murders in the Rue Morgue is definitely not a… More
jay nixon
Two very good actors, Jason Robards Jr and Lilli Palmer, are marooned in this subpar version of the Poe story. For the most part poorly adapted and acted as… More