Fall of the House of Usher (1952)

Fall of the House of Usher


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Filmed in 1950, this British adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's Fall of the House of Usher made the U.S. art-house rounds in 1952. Essentially an amateur production (though its non-union participants received minimal salaries), Usher is nowhere near as stylish as Jean Epstein's 1929 version or Roger Corman's 1960 remake, though it does have its own austere charm. At 70 minutes, the film is able to tell the familiar story of the accursed Usher family with a minimum of waste footage. Director Ivan … More

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Genre: Horror
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as Lord Roderick Usher

as Jonathan

as The Hag

as Dr. Cordwell

as The Butler

as Lady Usher
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October 22, 2004
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Full Review… | October 1, 2003
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Full Review… | September 27, 2003
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