the tell-tale heart

This is a video of the 1953 adaptation of the Edgar Allan Poe short-story “The Tell-Tale Heart”, narrated by James Mason.

It’s adapted by Bill Scott and Fred Grable, and directed by Ted Parmelee.

The animation is by Pat Matthews.

I discovered this tonight on YouTube. YouTube has its share of dross, but it saves itself by offering up gems like this.


  • Alan

    Saw this in tweetstream just now. I’m supposed to be working this morning – it’s Monday!! But this is incredible, James Mason is such a perfectly cast voice for this. A real gem – thanks Maura. Work can wait 8 minutes. Well, maybe 16, if I watch it twice…

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