Friday, October 21, 2016

Friday's Film Adaption: The Oblong Box by Edgar Allan Poe

The Oblong Box is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe, first published in 1844.

The narrator of The Oblong Box, while on a packet-ship journey from Charleston, South Carolina, to New York City, becomes unusually curious about an oblong pine box that is kept in the state room of an old school acquaintance, Cornelius Wyatt...

A body snatcher mistakenly steals a coffin containing a madman who faked his death.

Release Date: June 11, 1069
Release Time: 91 minutes

Vincent Price - Julian
Christopher Lee - Dr. Newhartt
Rupert Davies - Kemp
Uta Levka - Heidi
Sally Geeson - Sally
Alister Williamson - Edward
Peter Arne - Trench
Hilary Dwyer - Elizabeth
Maxwell Shaw - Hackett
Carl Rigg - Norton
Harry Baird - N'Galo
Godfrey James - Weller
John Barrie - Franklin
Ivor Dean - Hawthorne

Author Bio:
Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American author, poet, editor, and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story, and is generally considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre. He was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career.

Poe died in Baltimore at age 40; the cause of his death is unknown and has been variously attributed to alcohol poisoning, brain congestion, cholera, heart disease, and rabies.




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