The Cabinet of Caligari
Directed by Roger Kay
Written by Robert Bloch
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation/Associated Producers/Robert L. Lippert Productions
While it does not measure up to its illustrious predecessor or even its own poster, this confusing little thriller did hold my interest.
The YouTube version available to me cut off the credits and probably a few of the first minutes of the film. At any rate, Jane Lindstrom (Glenys Johns) has been plunked down into the middle of some kind of hotel or other lodging place and now is unable to leave. She is tormented by encounters with Caligari (Dan O’Herlihy).
Jane tries to enlist the help of her fellow guests without success. I won’t spoil the ending.
I wasn’t expecting much from the title but it turns out the leads were A-list actors and its a competently made film. The director even tries to get a little Expressionistic in places but without the effect of the film’s famous predecessor.