The House of the Seven Gables (1940)

The House of the Seven Gables


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Screenwriter Lester Cole, later one of the blacklisted Hollywood Ten, manages to subtly inject a bit of political dogma into his adaptation of Nathaniel Hawthorne's House of the Seven Gables. George Sanders and Vincent Price play the Pynchon brothers, scions of an accursed family of American aristocrats. Sanders accuses Price of murdering their father, knowing full well that Price is innocent. The duplicitous Sanders then sets his sights on Price's fiancee Margaret Lindsay, hoping that she'll … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Harold Greene, Lester Cole, Harold R. Greene
On DVD: May 26, 1998
Universal Pictures


as Clifford Pyncheon

as Hepzibah Pyncheon

as Jeffrey Pyncheon

as Phoebe Pyncheon

as Matthew Holgrave

as Philip Barton

as Fuller

as Gerald Pyncheon

as Deacon Foster

as Wainwright

as Town Gossip

as Town Gossip

as Town Gossip

as Town Gossip

as Rev. Smith

as Mrs. Reynold

as Printer

as Blacksmith

as Workman

as Foreman

as Black Woman

as Courtroom Spectator

as Man with Blacksmith

as Laundress

as Laundress
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Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
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Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic tale about a cursed family.

Full Review… | February 10, 2011
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If you've seen a lot of Price's movies you will notice that a scene from this movie is played out in his later movie Tales of Terror. With this film you get the whole story. I loved it, it's a great story.

Aj V

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