Monday, October 15, 2012

Old-Time Radio Theme Month, Day 15: "The Black Cat"

Let's turn today to one of literature's classics: Edgar Allan Poe's short story "the Black Cat," as it was dramatized on Mystery in the Air September 18, 1947 with Peter Lorre.

Personally, I find Lorre one of the most fascinating actors of his era; here, he's perfectly cast in the lead role of a man who's inclined to violent rages which he takes out on his pets and his wife. Like most episodes of Mystery in the Air, the highlight is hearing Lorre dramatize the rantings of a frantic madman.

You can download a copy of this radio show from here.

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