Actors of "The Black Cat (Le chat noir)"Bela LugosiBirthdate: 20 October 1882, Lugos, Kingdom of Hungary, Austria-Hungary [now Lugoj, Timis County, Romania]
Characters of "The Black Cat (Le chat noir)"
Critic Reviews of "The Black Cat (Le chat noir)"Village VoiceOctober 20, 2016
Wildly expressionistic, the movie has nothing to do with the Poe story from which it takes its title and everything to do with Ulmer's sense of the Nazi menace.TIME MagazineOctober 19, 2008
A dismal hocus-pocus which seems to confuse its actors as much as it fails to frighten its audience.VarietySeptember 26, 2007
Story is confused and confusing, and while with the aid of heavily-shadowed lighting and mausoleum-like architecture, a certain eeriness has been achieved, it's all a poor imitation of things seen before.Chicago ReaderSeptember 26, 2007
Ulmer never again had the budgetary resources granted him by Universal (at the time, Karloff and Lugosi were two of the studio's biggest stars), and he makes the most of them.New York TimesAugust 08, 2006
More foolish than horrible. The story and dialogue pile the agony on too thick to give the audience a reasonable scare.Time OutFebruary 09, 2006
Sumptuously subversive... one of the very best horror movies Universal ever made.Observer (UK)October 14, 2014
This bizarre, utterly irrational masterpiece, lasting little more than an hour, has images that bury themselves in the mind.Radio TimesOctober 06, 2013
This timeless classic is a testimony to the craft of director Edgar G Ulmer before his career lurched into the quickie arena.CinePassionJuly 03, 2010
Edgar G. Ulmer's grandest danse macabre, a magnificently sustained tranceFilm4October 19, 2008
A magnificently eerie entry from the early days of Hollywood horror.ESplatterOctober 15, 2008
No monsters but lots of atmosphere, this is a classic of the genre.ColeSmithey.comOctober 13, 2007
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