murders in the rue morgue

Admission restricted 18+
Robert Florey, 61 mins, USA, 1932, B&W, 35mm. Courtesy: Universal Pictures/UIP Australia

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Murders in the Rue Morgue. Courtesy: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and United International Pictures, Australia
Robert Florey's loose adaptation of the Edgar Allan Poe tale is a dark exploration of the relationship between human and great ape.

Evil scientist Dr Mirakle (Bela Lugosi) is conducting crude experiments in an attempt to prove the truth of Darwinian theories.

In an extraordinary finale, a maddened ape carries his female victim over the Parisian rooftops. With sets that loom over the actors and dramatic extremes of lighting, Murders in the Rue Morgue owes much to German expressionist cinema.

part of focus on monsters: kiss of the beast

Dates   Sat 17 Dec 2005, 9pm
Admission   Full $13  Concession $10
Six session pass: Full $60  Concession $48
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