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The Resource The comedy of terrors : The raven, Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; American International Pictures ; Alta Vista Productions ; James H. Nicholson and Samuel Z. Arkoff present ; screenplay, Richard Matheson, (DVD ;)

The comedy of terrors : The raven, Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; American International Pictures ; Alta Vista Productions ; James H. Nicholson and Samuel Z. Arkoff present ; screenplay, Richard Matheson, (DVD ;)

Label
The comedy of terrors : The raven
Title
The comedy of terrors
Title remainder
The raven
Statement of responsibility
Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; American International Pictures ; Alta Vista Productions ; James H. Nicholson and Samuel Z. Arkoff present ; screenplay, Richard Matheson
Title variation
  • Raven
  • Edgar Allan Poe's The raven
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • Comedy of Terrors: The Hinchley and Trumbull Funeral Parlor is on the verge of financial ruin. Hinchley, 92 years old and senile, had entrusted the business to his lazy, drunken son-in-law, Trumbull. To make matters worse, their landlord is now threatening to evict them. Forced to act, Trumbull devises a murderous scheme that will drum up new "customers" and pay back his landlord at the same time
  • Raven: Based on the poem by Edgar Allan Poe. Craven is visited one night by a talking raven and learns that it is really his fellow magician, Dr. Bedlo, who has been transformed into a bird by the evil Scarabus. The raven further unravels the devious scheme of Craven's wife, who has tricked her husband into believing her dead so she could desert him for the comforts of Scarabus' wealth and power
Member of
Cataloging source
GP4
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
  • Comedy of Terrors: Directed by Jacques Tourneur ; director of photography, Floyd Crosby ; music by Les Baxter ; film editor, Anthony Carras
  • Raven: Produced and directed by Roger Corman ; music by Les Baxter ; director of photography, Floyd Crosby ; film editor, Ronald Sinclair
Dewey number
791.4375
Intended audience
Neither film was rated by MPAA
Language note
Both films: English dialogue ; optional English, French, or Spanish subtitles; closed captioned
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.C664 2003
PerformerNote
  • Comedy of Terrors: Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, Joyce Jameson, Joe E. Brown, Basil Rathbone, Rhubarb the Cat
  • Raven: Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, Hazel Court, Olive Sturgess, Jack Nicholson
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1918-2001
  • 1916-1972
  • 1904-1977
  • 1926-
  • 1926-2013
  • 1922-1996
  • 1911-1993
  • 1887-1969
  • 1932-1987
  • 1892-1973
  • 1892-1967
  • 1809-1849
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Arkoff, Samuel Z.
  • Nicholson, James H.
  • Tourneur, Jacques
  • Corman, Roger
  • Matheson, Richard
  • Baxter, Les
  • Price, Vincent
  • Lorre, Peter
  • Karloff, Boris
  • Jameson, Joyce
  • Brown, Joe E.
  • Rathbone, Basil
  • Nicholson, Jack
  • Poe, Edgar Allan
Runtime
169
Series statement
MGM presents Midnite movies, Double feature
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poe, Edgar Allan
  • Undertakers and undertaking
  • Funeral homes
  • Murder
  • Magicians
  • Adultery
  • Corvus corax
Technique
live action
Label
The comedy of terrors : The raven, Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; American International Pictures ; Alta Vista Productions ; James H. Nicholson and Samuel Z. Arkoff present ; screenplay, Richard Matheson, (DVD ;)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Both films originally released as motion pictures in 1963
Color
multicolored
Contents
Side A: Comedy of terrors (ca. 83 min.) -- Special features: 'Richard Matheson Storyteller: The comedy of terrors' [featurette] (ca. 10 min.) -- original theatrical trailer ; Side B: The Raven (ca. 86 min.) -- Special features: 'Richard Matheson Storyteller: The raven' [featurette] (ca. 7 min.) -- 'Corman's comedy of Poe' [featurette] (ca. 8 min.) -- Promotional record [audio with still photos] (ca. 6 min.) -- original theatrical trailer
Control code
ocm52972831
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 83 min., ca. 86 min.)
Isbn
9780792857495
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
4005411
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a517896
  • (OCoLC)52972831
System details
DVD ; NTSC, Region 1 ; Dolby digital mono audio ; double-sided disc
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The comedy of terrors : The raven, Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; American International Pictures ; Alta Vista Productions ; James H. Nicholson and Samuel Z. Arkoff present ; screenplay, Richard Matheson, (DVD ;)
Publication
Note
Both films originally released as motion pictures in 1963
Color
multicolored
Contents
Side A: Comedy of terrors (ca. 83 min.) -- Special features: 'Richard Matheson Storyteller: The comedy of terrors' [featurette] (ca. 10 min.) -- original theatrical trailer ; Side B: The Raven (ca. 86 min.) -- Special features: 'Richard Matheson Storyteller: The raven' [featurette] (ca. 7 min.) -- 'Corman's comedy of Poe' [featurette] (ca. 8 min.) -- Promotional record [audio with still photos] (ca. 6 min.) -- original theatrical trailer
Control code
ocm52972831
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 83 min., ca. 86 min.)
Isbn
9780792857495
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
4005411
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a517896
  • (OCoLC)52972831
System details
DVD ; NTSC, Region 1 ; Dolby digital mono audio ; double-sided disc
Video recording format
DVD

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