Since the original theatrical trailer is unavailable, here is a fan-made trailer of Universal’s 1934 screen adaptation of “The Black Cat” from Ray Faiola/Chelsea Rialto Studios.
“The Black Cat” was directed by Edgar G. Ulmer. Ulmer later worked on “The Man from Planet X” (1951) and “The Naked Dawn” (1955). The screenplay for Ulmer’s 1934 feature was written by Peter Ruric and was based off of Edgar Allan Poe’s story.
Who was in the 1934 version of “The Black Cat?”
The players who appeared in the 1934 Universal screen adaptation of “The Black Cat” were Boris Karloff (as Hjalmar Poelzig), Bela Lugosi (as Dr. Vitus Werdegast), David Manners (as Peter Alison), Julie Bishop (as Joan Alison, Bishop was credited under the name of Jacqueline Wells in the film), Egon Brecher (as the Majordomo), Harry Cording (as Thamal), Lucille Lund (as Karen), Henry Armetta (as a sergeant), Albert Conti (as a lieutenant) and John Carradine (in a non-credited role as the cult organist).