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The Black Cat (1934 film) Quotes

The Black Cat (1934 film) is a TV program that was first aired in 1970 . The Black Cat completed its run in 1970.

It features Carl Laemmle Jr., and E. M. Asher as producer, Heinz Eric Roemheld in charge of musical score, and John J. Mescall as head of cinematography.

The Black Cat (1934 film) is distributed by Universal Pictures.

The cast includes: David Manners as Peter Allison, Béla Lugosi as Dr. Vitus Verdegast, Béla Lugosi as Dr. Vitus Werdegast, and Albert Ritter Conti v. Cedassamare as The Lieutenant.

The Black Cat (1934 film) Quotes

David Manners as Peter Allison

  • (David Manners) "This is a very interesting house you hae here, Herr Poelzig. Has an atmosphere -- kind of uh --"
  • (Béla Lugosi) "It is indeed hard to describe. As hard to describe as life -- or death? It might well be an atmosphere of death. This place was built upon the ruins of the same Ft. Marmorus that our unfortunate friend, the driver, described so vividly. Herr Poelzig commanded Marmorus during the last years of the war. He is perhaps sentimental about this spot."
  • (David Manners) "If I wanted to build a nice, cozy, unpretentious insane asylum, he'd be the man for it."
  • (David Manners) "Strange about the cat. Joan seemed so curiously affected when you killed it."

Béla Lugosi as Dr. Vitus Verdegast

  • (Béla Lugosi) "Superstitious, perhaps -- Baloney, perhaps not. There are many things under the sun."
  • (Béla Lugosi) "I beg your indulgence my friend. Eighteen years ago, I left a girl so like your lovely wife to go to war -- She was my wife. Have you ever heard of Kurgaal? It is a prison below Amsk -- Many men have gone there. Few have returned. I have returned. After fifteen years, I have returned."
  • (Béla Lugosi) "It has been a good game."
  • (Béla Lugosi) "Do you know what I am going to do to you now? No? Did you ever see an animal skinned, Hjalmar? Ha, ha, ha. That's what I'm going to do to you now; fare the skin from your body -- slowly -- bit by bit."
  • (Béla Lugosi) "You sold Marmorus to the Russians. You scurried away in the night and left us to die. Is it to be wondered that you should choose this place to build your house? A masterpiece of construction built upon the ruins of the masterpiece of destruction; a masterpiece of murder."
  • (Béla Lugosi) "The murderer of 10,000 men returns to the place of his crime. Those who died were fortunate. I was taken prisoner to Kurgaal. Kurgaal, where the soul is killed, slowly. Fifteen years I've rotted in the darkness -- waited. Not to kill you, but to kill your soul; slowly."
  • (Béla Lugosi) "It's the red switch, isn't it Hjalmar? The red switch ignites the dynamite. Five minutes and Marmaros, you and I, and your rotten cult will be no more --"
  • (Béla Lugosi) "Don't pretend, Hjalmar. There was nothing spiritual in your eyes when you looked at that girl."
  • (Béla Lugosi) "It is indeed hard to describe. It's hard to describe his life; or death. It may well be an atmosphere of death. This place was built upon the ruins of the same Ft. Marmorus that our unfortunate friend, the driver, described so vividly. Herr Poelzig commanded Marmorus during the last years of the war. He is perhaps sentimental about this spot."
  • (Béla Lugosi) "It has been a long time Hjalmar. The years have been kind to you."
  • (Béla Lugosi) "How does it feel to hang on your own embalming rack, Hjalmar?"
  • (Hjalmar Poelzig) "Do you dare play chess with me for her?"
  • (Béla Lugosi) "Yes. I will even play you chess for her. Provided if I win, they are free to go."
  • (Hjalmar Poelzig) "You won't win, Vitus."
  • (Béla Lugosi) "Did you ever hear of Satanism, the worship of the devil, of evil? Herr Poelzig is a great modern priest of that ancient cult. And tonight in dark of the moon the rites of Lucifer are celebrated. And if I'm not mistaken he intends you to play a part in that ritual -- a very important part."
  • (Joan Alison) "Oh."
  • (Béla Lugosi) "There, child. Be brave. No matter how hopeless it all seems."
  • (Béla Lugosi) "Be brave. It's your only chance."
  • (Béla Lugosi) "You sold Marmorus to the Russians. You scurried away in the night and left us to die. Is it to be wondered that you should choose this place to build your house? A masterpiece of construction built upon the ruins of the masterpiece of destruction; a masterpiece of murder."
  • (Béla Lugosi) "The murderer of 10,000 men returns to the place of his crime. Those who died were fortunate. I was taken prisoner at Kurgaal. Kurgaal, where the soul is killed, slowly. Fifteen years I've rotted in the darkness. But not to kill you, but to kill your soul; slowly. Where is my wife, Karen, and my daughter?"
  • (Béla Lugosi) "We must bide our time until others aren't involved. This place is so undermined with dynamite that the slightest mistake by one of us would cause the destruction of all. Until I tell you different, you are his servant, not mine."
  • (Béla Lugosi) "Do you mind if I keep this door open?"
  • (David Manners) "I'd sleep in a cold sweat if you didn't. You know -- this is a very tricky house. The kind of place where I'd like to have company."

Albert Ritter Conti v. Cedassamare as The Lieutenant

  • (Albert Ritter Conti v. Cedassamare) "Mr. and Mrs. Alison, Car 96, Compartment F. Orient Express, Budapest, Visegrad."

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