Edgar G Ulmer (1944)

A Certificate


Our Score
It wasn't often that poverty row studio PRC (Producers Releasing Corporation) came up with a film worth watching, but it did give the highly talented director Edgar G Ulmer some low-budget artistic freedom. Here he coaxes a beautifully restrained performance from the flamboyant character actor John Carradine, in one of his few starring roles, as the artist and puppeteer in 19th-century Paris who has an irresistible urge to murder his models. With strong support from Jean Parker and Nils Asther, and production values that transcend the low budget, this is a small miracle of polished film-making.

Cast & Crew

Gaston John Carradine
Lucille Jean Parker
Insp Lefevre Nils Asther
Lamarte Ludwig Stossel
Insp Renard George Pembroke
Francine Teala Loring
Renee Sonia Sorel
Mimi Iris Adrian
Director Edgar G Ulmer
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Pathe Pictures Ltd