This was the fourth MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE brought to the screen, following the 1914 silent version, the first sound adaptation in 1932, and a 3-D version in 1954 (renamed PHANTOM OF THE RUE MORGUE). Based on Edgar Allan Poe's famous tale in name only, this film stars Jason Robards,
Jr., as Parisian theater owner Cesar Charron, who is producing a Grand Guignol play titled "Murders in the Rue Morgue." His daughter, Madeleine (Christine Kaufmann), has recurring nightmares reminiscent of the play, only these dreams always end with a man in an ape costume swinging towards her,
then falling to his death. After a series of murders among several of the theater company'...