Yes I know you’ve heard this one before, however this is pretty much the original dark and stormy night. A married couple Phil and Margaret Waverton (Raymond Massey and Gloria Stuart), and their friend Penderel (Melvin Douglas) are caught out on the road. There is an avalanche behind them in a lake in front of them and have no choice but to seek shelter in the old dark house. The residents seem a little strange but accommodate the strangers with one proviso; no beds. Later they are joined by another stranded couple and send the secrets of the old dark house start to unfold.
This is a fun movie on many levels. Based on the novel “Benighted” by J.B. Priestly, Benn W. Levy wrote the screen play. Practically everybody that was anybody before they were anybody is in this play. I won’t go through the whole list of actors however one that most people take note of is Boris Karloff. The DVD extra includes “Rescuing A Classic: Curtis Harrington (a film director)