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Spencer Draper's rating of the film Murders in the Rue Morgue

Apparent re-editing harms the storyline, but the real stars are the direction, atmosphere, camerawork and of course the towering presence of Lugosi. Forever in the shadows of the great Universals, there is enough here to show promise of what Florey might have made of Frankenstein.