The Tell-Tale Heart

SYNOPSIS

The Tell-Tale Heart is a spooky gothic horror murder story based on the Edgar Allan Poe story written in 1843, staring Stanley Baker as the film’s only actor. The unnamed narrator endeavors to convince the reader of his sanity while simultaneously describing a murder he comitted. The victim now haunts the narrators mind, driving his insane.

The film was missing for 50 years, rediscovered in 2017 when Jeff Wells, a 16mm enthusiast found the reel in his loft. It has now been digitally restored.

WELSH CONNECTIONS

Cast: Stanley Baker.

PRODUCTION DETAILS

Directed by: Jules Dassin
Written by: Doane R. Hoag
Based on: The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
Cast: Joseph Schildkraut, Roman Bohnen
Music by: Sol Kaplan
Cinematography: Paul Vogel
Edited by: Adrienne Fazan

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Length: 20 mins
Certificate: Check with distributor
Language: English
Format: Prores file (from 16 mm)

RELEASE

Date: Originally released 1953, re-released 2018

Distributor: Adelphi Films via the BFI
Contact: bookings.film@bfi.org / 020 7455 14441

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