The House of the Seven Gables (1940) - Rotten Tomatoes

The House of the Seven Gables (1940)

The House of the Seven Gables





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This adaptation of Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic novel faithfully recounts the story of two brothers living in the multi-gabled becursed house, Pyncheon. The trouble begins when one jealous brother accuses the other of killing their father. The accused is innocent but is sent prison for 20 years anyway. Meanwhile the evil brother tries to find the family fortune that he believes is buried with the grounds of Pyncheon. Unfortunately, the estate has been bequeathed to his cousin and fiance of the imprisoned brother. When the innocent brother is at long last released, the family curse is transferred to the bad brother who meets with an appropriate end. The good brother and his cousin marry and live a long, happy life in the beautiful Salem house.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Harold Greene, Lester Cole, Harold R. Greene
On DVD: May 26, 1998
Universal Pictures


Vincent Price
as Clifford Pyncheon
Margaret Lindsay
as Hepzibah Pyncheon
George Sanders
as Jeffrey Pyncheon
Nan Grey
as Phoebe Pyncheon
Dick Foran
as Matthew Holgrave
Cecil Kellaway
as Philip Barton
Gilbert Emery
as Gerald Pyncheon
Miles Mander
as Deacon Foster
Harry Woods
as Wainwright
Margaret Fealy
as Town Gossip
Caroline Cooke
as Town Gossip
Martin Faust
as Town Gossip
Murdock MacQuarrie
as Town Gossip
Hugh Sothern
as Rev. Smith
Mira McKinney
as Mrs. Reynold
Harry Stubbs
as Printer
Harry Cording
as Blacksmith
Colin Kenny
as Foreman
Etta McDaniel
as Black Woman
Nelson McDowell
as Courtroom Spectator
Ed Brady
as Man with Blacksmith
Leigh DeLacy
as Laundress
Leigh De Lacy
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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