The Black Castle


Man investigates the disappearance of two of his friends who were the guests of a sinister Austrian count

Richard Greene .... Sir Ronald Burton, alias Richard Beckett
Boris Karloff .... Doctor Meissen
Stephen McNally .... Count Karl von Bruno
Rita Corday .... Countess Elga von Bruno
Lon Chaney Jr. .... Gargon
John Hoyt .... Count Steiken
Michael Pate .... Count Ernst von Melcher
Nancy Valentine .... Therese Von Wilk
Tudor Owen .... Romley
Henry Corden .... Fender
Otto Waldis .... Krantz, the innkeeper


Rita Corday

Anglo/Swiss leading lady Rita Corday was born Jeanne Paule Teipotemarga on 20 October 1920 in Switzerland. She came to America through the auspices of an RKO Radio film contract in 1943. Sensing that she'd eventually disappear without a trace if she continued appearing in "B"s like The Falcon Strikes Back (1943) and Dick Tracy vs. Cueball (1946), Rita re-invented herself as "Paule Croset" in 1947. When her career failed to soar, she tried another moniker, Paula Corday, which is how she was billed in her final film, The French Line (1956). A few scattered TV appearances later, Croset retired to devote her time to her husband, independent film producer Harold Nebenzal. Rita Died on 23 November 1992 in Century City, Los Angeles, California after surgery.