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The Tell-Tale Heart

USA 1941
produced by
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directed by Jules Dassin
starring Joseph Schildkraut, Roman Bohnen, Oscar O'Shea, Will Wright
screenplay by Doane R.Hoag, based on the story by Edgar Allan Poe, music by Sol Kaplan

short
Tell-Tale Heart

review by
Mike Haberfelner

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A young man (Joseph Schildkraut) gets so worked up by his old, glass-eyed so-called mentor (Roman Bohnen) that he eventually chokes the man to death, then he hides the body under some floorboards. When he goes to sleep that night, he feels liberated, but when he wakes up the next morning, he seems to hear the heartbeat of the dead man from under the floorboards, and the sounds are getting louder with each beat.

Two policemen (Oscar O'Shea, Will Wright) knock on the young man's door. Apparently, some neighbours have heard sounds out of his house the other night, so it's their duty to come to investigate. They don't expect to find much though, so they eat all of the man's feeble excuses and are already ready to go when the young man invites them to drinks, and starts to act weirder and weirder by the minute, driven by the heartbeats he is hearing (which his guilty conscience makes him hear of course). Eventually, he sees himself forced to give away the hiding place of the old man's corpse, even if he has no rational reason to do so. But once the cops have found the old man's body and arrested him, the heartbeats stop ...

 

Technically, this is a well-made short, sticking pretty closely to Edgar Allan Poe's well-known short story, with all the suspense in the right places and the like. But unfortunately, the film also seems to be terribly academic, sterile even. Sure, the film covers all the bases of the storybut in doing so, it lacks originality, personality. That said of course the film is still totally watchable, it's well-played and technically almost perfect, but whoever calls it a masterpiece probably refers to Poe's story much more than to Jules Dassin's adaptation ...

 

review © by Mike Haberfelner

 

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