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UPA Productions Stanley Baker, James Mason Ted Parmelee, Art Babbitt John Hubley, Stephen Bosustow , , Boris Kremenliev
  • 1953
  • UPA Productions
  • Columbia Pictures
  • Theatrical Cartoon
  • Vocal Talent: Stanley Baker (Edgar Allen Poe), James Mason (Narrator).
  • Directed By Ted Parmelee.
    Co-director, uncredited: Art Babbitt.
  • Produced By John Hubley.
    Executive Producer: Stephen Bosustow.
  • Animated By Pat Matthews.
  • Written By Fred Gable, Bill Scott.
    Original Short Story: Edgar Allan Poe.

Additional Crew:

  • Design: Paul Julian.
  • Production Manager: Herbert Klynn.
  • Color Artist (Layouts): Paul Julian.
  • Photography: Jack Eckes.

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A dark adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's short story about a man who is haunted by the beating heart of the man whom he has murdered.

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I saw this film at a news-theatre cinema in the west end of London in 1955 and it has been engraved on memory ever since. I was 17 at the time and it scared me witless! The cinema had a good sound system, and that combined with a heady perfume in...  (read more)

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Several art schools dot the Hollywood/Los Angeles area, and the UPA movement attracted many students to any of the films they produced during the fifties.

UPA's "Tell-Tale Heart" was an animated short (not considered a cartoon in...  (read more)

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One of UPA's best and most terrifying films.

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