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      The Black Raven

      1943 1h 2m Mystery & Thriller List
      Reviews 14% Audience Score 50+ Ratings One dark night, a fearsome rainstorm chases four people to a mysterious motel: a sneering gangster (Noel Madison), an embezzling bank teller (Byron Foulger) and a hopeful couple (Wanda McKay, Bob Randall) who are trying to elope. Shortly after the raging storm wipes out the surrounding roads, the trapped tourists begin to suspect that each of them -- even snooty caretaker Amos Bradford (George Zucco) -- harbors a dark secret. Before long, these discoveries promise money and lead to murder. Read More Read Less Watch on Prime Video Stream Now

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      rob m A silly and enjoyable old murder mystery movie with George Zucco. A number of strangers arrive at a spooky old inn on a dark and stormy night. Soon there is a murder that everyone tries to solve. This was a brief, public domain mystery film and enjoyable. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member This is a fun black comedy! A parody of the dark and stormy night in the creepy old house genre. It's a cross between noir Newhart and criminal Faulty Towers with George Zucco as the Newhart-esk straight man. Even the introduction with the guy telling motorists that the bridge is washed out is played for laughs. Could anyone take a hotel called the Black Raven seriously, even as a smugglers inn? I'll have to watch it again to pick up all the sly references to genre tropes. Loved it! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member A super short and cheap old dark house mystery starring George Zucco. A bunch of people end up at the Black Raven hotel ... money is at stake, people die ... who did it? After an hour of set up, it's rapidly sewn up with an insultingly quick "hey, that guy did it!" ending. There's a degree of automatic entertainment value to a short flick of this genre with a good lead, but this one fails to stretch anywhere beyond that. Glenn Strange also appears without Frankenstein makeup. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member An enjoyably Old Dark House mystery thriller potboiler--Zucco Paradox!! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review bill t Creaky and odd whodunit based in an old hotel which hosts a motley of characters forced to stay the night while a ravaging storm rages outside. During the stay, a well known politician is slain! Who did it? Was it the hotel propeitor? The fiancee of the politician's daughter? Or some other strange character wandering around? The solution is not TOO hard to guess, while you're not being distracted by the uniformly bad acting that's going on, especially by Miss Wanda Mckay, who gives new meaning to the word "Wooden". Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member another stormy night set in a shady hotel,"don't bother me screwball",i like it. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis One dark night, a fearsome rainstorm chases four people to a mysterious motel: a sneering gangster (Noel Madison), an embezzling bank teller (Byron Foulger) and a hopeful couple (Wanda McKay, Bob Randall) who are trying to elope. Shortly after the raging storm wipes out the surrounding roads, the trapped tourists begin to suspect that each of them -- even snooty caretaker Amos Bradford (George Zucco) -- harbors a dark secret. Before long, these discoveries promise money and lead to murder.
      Director
      Sam Newfield
      Producer
      Sigmund Neufeld
      Screenwriter
      Fred Myton
      Production Co
      Sigmund Neufeld Productions
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 23, 2017
      Runtime
      1h 2m
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