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 … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Anya Seton, Joseph L. Mankiewicz
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On DVD: Sep 9, 2008



as Nicholas Van Ryn

as Miranda Wells

as Ephraim Wells

as Dr. Jeff Turner

as Abigail Wells

as Katrina Van Ryn

as Bleecker

as Johanna Van Ryn

as Peggy O'Malley

as Elizabeth Van Borden

as Count De Grenier

as Tabitha

as Cornelia Van Borden

as Tom Wells

as Tompkins

as Countess De Grenier

as Mr. McNab

as Dr. Brown

as Servant

as Servant

as Servant

as Servant

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as French Count

as French Countess

as Nathaniel

as Farmer

as Mrs. MacNab

as Minister

as Hotel Clerk

as Zack Wilson

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

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 Verser

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

An extremely derivative (very much a poor man's Jane Eyre) and particularly over-ripe, gothic melodrama that has been around a little too long and is beginning to smell rather too pungently for it's own good. Tierney and a steller cast of great character actors (Walter Huston, Anne Revere, Jessica Tandy, Harry Morgan, Spring Byington and Price at his hammyest) are all wasted and/or shuffle about looking suitably bored and glumly spouting ludicrous dialoguel.
Hard going but it does have it's moments.

I've always wondered as well, WHAT happens to the child?? And why is it that no-one seems to know or care what happens to her??

William Sleet

Super Reviewer

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