1951 Down Place Episode 9: The Old Dark House

It's the end of the month, that means it's time to visit 1951 Down Place!

This month, Scott, Derek and I wade into new Hammer territory for us; a horror comedy!

James Whale took a crack at adapting the 1927 J. B. Priestley novel Benighted for Universal in 1932. In 1963, Hammer Films and William Castle made their own attempt at adapting the novel. In 2012, the Down Placers take their turn at discussing the film that would become Hammer’s The Old Dark House. What is Tom Poston doing in a Hammer film? Does William Castle find a way to bring his own style to a film studio that, by 1963, had completely established its own identity for film viewers around the world? And what movie won the listener poll and will be covered in the July episode of 1951 Down Place?

You can snag this episode over at the 1951 Down Place website! And as always, we love your feed back! Shoot us an email at podcast@1951downplace.com or leave us voice mail on the right hand side of the 1951 Down Place Web Site!

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