The Old Dark House

Synopsis: Seeking shelter from a pounding rainstorm in a remote region of Wales, several travellers are admitted to a gloomy, foreboding mansion belonging to the extremely strange Femm family. Trying to make the best of it, the guests must deal with their sepulchral host, Horace Femm and his obsessive, malevolent sister Rebecca. Things get worse as the brutish manservant Morgan gets drunk, runs amuck and releases the long pent-up brother Saul, a psychotic pyromaniac who gleefully tries to destroy the residence by setting it on fire.
Director(s): James Whale
Production: Cohen Media
Rotten Tomatoes:
72 min

THE Old Dark House


Why did you stop?

Stop for a break.

Philip, can not stop here. God, continues or reverses.

You do not expect overnight like a rat in a sewer.

For best stop we drive through the gorge under these conditions, right?

Well, losing your temper is not going to help.

I've never been so calm in my life.

I love driving one hundred miles in the dark with little light.

I love to feel the icy water dripping on my neck.

It is one of the happiest moments of my life.

Want me to drive for a while?

Yes, it is exactly what I was expecting.

Oh, I will not be quiet until we come to Shrewsbury.

That if we Shrewsbury.

Any idea where we are? I have not the faintest idea.

That relieves me.

All right, Penderel?

All right. Where are we?

We do not know. We got lost. We are somewhere in the Welsh mountains ...

Are ... half past nine, and I'm sorry. Do not say that

Ten to one that did not get to Shrewsbury tonight.

You never know.

& Quot; Oh, Mister Waverton, what will become of me? & Quot;

& Quot; wanted to go to Shrewsbury but I was brought here. & Quot;

In reality, given the choice ...

I'm ... not sure he wanted to go to Shrewsbury.

Moreover, I do not really want to go anywhere.

Here something interesting could happen, nothing ever happens in Shrewsbury.

Of course we could pass something.

I could tell you something we might happen.

I would not want to scare Miss. Waverton Go ahead, Mr. Penderel ...

I do not scare me ... -Ud easily. no? Well, I have.

Well, just wanted to say ...

... We'll have a little care ...

Do not stop!

How do you want to avoid to stop? Think you're going by boat?

& Quot; Trapped in the night! Trapped in the night! Caught ...

-Sr. Penderel, please! Excuse me.

Do you think we will get? I do not know.

Bon Voyage.

God, for a moment! Look at the map.

From what I can see, we are not in the map.

Look, Philip, you can not see anything. It's all a stupid puddle.

This place seems staged to perfection. Everything is flooded.

You keep driving. Arrive somewhere some time.

I guess that's all we can do.

& Quot; Singing in the bathtub, singing in the rain & quot; ...

Look, Phil! Lights! Lights! Let us go there.

It would be more reasonable to move forward. Well I vote for staying here.

Thus far we have come. Probably has come off the top of the hill.

& Quot; Anybody there ?, the traveler said. & Quot;

Called again, louder.

I would have thought that was enough to wake the dead.

What a idea. Which one?

Would not that be awesome? Imagine that the inhabitants were dead ...

Rigid ... under the penumbra of the lamps.

It sure would be very exciting.

What would be more a drink.

If we have to be soaked, pregnant better inside than outside.

'Listen. -El What?

I thought I heard something.

Good night. We have come to ask for shelter. We got lost.

We are completely cut off.

Do you understand? We can not continue or return.

The road was closed in both directions. Landslides.

Neither sounds like Welsh.

My name is Femm. Horace Femm.

How are you? Sorry to break into your home in this way.

My name Waverton. I present to my wife.

How are you?


-lovely Sure. How are you?

Why do not you sit down?

Thank you.

My sister was arranging these flowers.

I do not know if your servant has explained our situation.

He did the best he could, but I'm afraid I could not understand.

Morgan is dumb.

Oh, sorry. I had not noticed.

We saw the lights in your house and wonder if they would be kind enough to stay tonight.

As you see it is impossible to continue. I understand. Embarrassing. Very embarrassing.

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