Poster title: Black Cat
Poster Year: 1941
Poster Origin: US
Size: insert 14x36" (36x91cm)
Film title: Black Cat
Film Year: 1941
Film Origin: USA
Film Directors: Albert S. Rogell
Film Plot: Elderly Henrietta Winslow lives in an isolated mansion with her housekeeper and beloved cats. As her health fails, her greedy relatives gather in anticipation of her death.
Grade: C7 Fine to Very Fine. Folded, single-sided. Theater used poster with minor handling/surface/edge wear, would grade higher if not for slight acid tanning to the paper, a missing chip in the upper left corner, and slight mis-folds to the horizontal folds.
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This 1941 horror comedy starring Bela Lugosi is loosely based on the short story of the same name by Edgar Allan Poe. In the film version, a greedy group of in-laws has been eagerly awaiting the death of the family’s matriarch to claim their inheritance. However, when the day finally comes they discover they must first wait until the housekeeper her many cats are also deceased! Interestingly, this was not Bela Lugosi’s first time starring in this film. Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff paired up for the first film adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s story in 1934 — fresh off their individual breakout roles as Dracula and Frankenstein. However, neither the 1934 film or the 1941 version follow closely to Poe’s book.
Pretty much all pre-war Universal Horror posters are rare and this 1941 US insert poster for The Black Cat is no exception.