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Dragonwyck (1946)

Dragonwyck (1946)






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In this interesting, Gothic thriller, adapted from a novel by Anya Seton, Nicholas Van Ryn (Vincent Price) lives on a huge estate in New York's Hudson Valley and is unhappily married to a woman he resents because she's been unable to bear him a son. Miranda Wells (Gene Tierney) is a distant relative who is brought to the estate to care for Price's only child, a daughter. Nicholas falls in love with Miranda and kills his wife in order to marry her. After their newborn son dies, Nicholas begins to take drugs in his attic hideaway and plots to kill Miranda whom he blames for the death of the child. Vincent Price is sensational in his role of the obsessed, drug-addicted madman. Dragonwyck, which was a hit at the box office, helped make first-time director Joseph L. Mankiewicz a force in the movie business.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Anya Seton, Joseph L. Mankiewicz
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 9, 2008
20th Century Fox Film Corporation


Vincent Price
as Nicholas Van Ryn
Gene Tierney
as Miranda Wells
Walter Huston
as Ephraim Wells
Glenn Langan
as Dr. Jeff Turner
Anne Revere
as Abigail Wells
Connie Marshall
as Katrina Van Ryn
Harry Morgan
as Bleecker
Vivienne Osborne
as Johanna Van Ryn
Jessica Tandy
as Peggy O'Malley
Trudy Marshall
as Elizabeth Van Borden
Reinhold Schünzel
as Count De Grenier
Jane Nigh
as Tabitha
Ruth Ford
as Cornelia Van Borden
Scott Elliott
as Tom Wells
Boyd Irwin
as Tompkins
Maya Van Horn
as Countess De Grenier
Keith Hitchcock
as Mr. McNab
Francis Pierlot
as Dr. Brown
Al Winters
as Servant
Larry Steers
as Servant
Wally Dean
as Servant
Tom Martin
as Servant
Edwin Davis
as Black Boy Dancers on...
Shelby Bacon
as Black Boy Dancers on...
John Chollot
as French Count
Nanette Vallon
as French Countess
Mickey Roth
as Nathaniel
Tom Fadden
as Farmer
Betty Fairfax
as Mrs. MacNab
Grady Sutton
as Hotel Clerk
Michael Garrison
as Zack Wilson
Henry Morgan
as Bleecker
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Critic Reviews for Dragonwyck

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Top Critic

Eerie Gothic thriller.

Full Review… | August 14, 2010
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Audience Reviews for Dragonwyck


Vincent Price is the very definition of a star in this interesting tale from turn of the century New York. Gene Tierney is a adventurous farmer's daughter aching to see beyond the protective wings of hard-as-nails Dad (Walter Huston in perfect casting) as so is receptive when a distant cousin (Price) asks for a governess for his daughter. Price is wealthy, entitled, and uber-aware of that, letting everybody know, but stymied by the reality of no heir and so he eyes Tierney as a vehicle to solve his problem. Watching him chew scenery with wry if wanton abandon is the reason to see this.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

This is one of my all time favourite movies! I know some people don't think it's that great, but personally I love it. I read the book afterward, it's even better than the film, but the movie's got Vincent Price, so I watch it over and over again. If you're a fan of his, you need to see his performance in this movie.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

overwrought gothic worth it for vincent price's fun performance as the aristocratic and megalomaniacal master. can u say ott?

Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer

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