Malpertuis: The Legend of Doom House (1971) - Rotten Tomatoes

Malpertuis: The Legend of Doom House (1971)

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The story centers on a sailor who returns to shore to discover that his uncle has been capturing dying Greek gods and sewing them into human flesh. He then holds them hostage on an Ionian isle. Trouble ensues when the sailor falls in love with the Gorgon. Unfortunately, she turns him into stone. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

Cast

Orson Welles
as Cassavius
Susan Hampshire
as Nancy Alice Euryale
Jean-Pierre Cassel
as Lampernisse
Daniel Pilon
as Mathias
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½

A sailor is taken to Malpertuis, a strange estate ruled by a sickly Cassavius (Orson Welles) from his bed; when Cassavius dies, the odd provisions of his will prod the bizarre residents into conflict. A collection of sometimes brilliant scenes that appears to be building to some kind of mystical revelation, but always pulls back just when things start to get interesting, and ends with a frustrating "dream inside a dream" climax. It was a flop that cut Harry Kumel's promising directorial career short; he claims that the problem was editorial butchering by United Artists, but the 120 minute director's cut is unsatisfying on its own.

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