Boris Karloff is a a satanic priest named Hjalmar Poelzig, here practicing the "Rites of Lucifer". [00:56:00]
The Black Cat (1934). Directed and written by Edgar G. Ulmer. Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, David Manners, Julie Bishop, Egon Brecher, Harry Cording, Lucille Lund, Henry Armetta, Albert Conti. 65 min. USA. English. Black and White. Mono.