Murders in the Rue Morgue (1972)
Movie: Murders in the Rue Morgue
- Director: Gordon Hessler
- Stars: Jason Robards, Herbert Lom, Christine Kaufmann, Adolfo Celi, Maria Perschy, Michael Dunn, Lilli Palmer, Peter Arne, Rosalind Elliot, Marshall Jones, Mara Martn, Ruth Plattes, Rafael Hernndez, Pamela McInnes, Sally Longley
- Release Date: October 30, 1972
- Run Time: 87 min
- Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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 \”\” — 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, disfigured former partner Ren? Marot (Herbert Lom), who had been presumed dead after the murder of Charron\’s wife. Madeleine\’s nightmares eventually come true when Marot makes his presence known and reveals his intentions to her on the eve of the production\’s opening night.