BLACK DRAGONS (1942)
Article #1099 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 3-18-2004
Posting Date: 8-15-2004
Directed by William Nigh
Featuring Bela Lugosi, Joan Barclay, George Pembroke
A doctor’s party is interrupted by the visit of a strange man. Then, one by one, all the members of the party are murdered.
Practically every description of this movie gives away the ending, which I’m not going to do here. Actually, I can see why; the ending is a lot more interesting and easier to understand than the confused, dullish first half. Bela Lugosi does a fine job in this one, and he’s given some excellent lines, my favorite having to do with how “accomodating” certain men have been to him. Incidentally, Bela has a dual role here, but I won’t give away the details.