Twice Told Tales (1963)




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Vincent Price stars in this trilogy of horror based on the stories of Nathaniel Hawthorne. "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment," "Rappaccini's Daughter" and "The House of the Seven Gables" are all included, stories of murder, ghosts, romance and strange magical potions.
Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Vincent Price
as Alex Medbourne / Dr. Giacomo Rappaccini / Gerald Pyncheon
Sebastian Cabot
as Dr. Carl Heidigger
Mari Blanchard
as Sylvia Ward
Brett Halsey
as Giovanni Guasconti
Abraham Sofaer
as Prof. Pietro Baglioni
Joyce Taylor
as Beatrice Rappaccini
Edith Evanson
as Lisabetta
Beverly Garland
as Alice Pyncheon
Richard Denning
as Jonathan Maulle
Floyd Simmons
as Mathew
Gene Roth
as Cab Driver
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Critic Reviews for Twice Told Tales

All Critics (7)

Offers a few genuine thrills.

Full Review… | November 15, 2008
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Twice Told Tales features beautiful Technicolor cinematography ... but it suffers from slow pacing and ... dull storytelling.

Full Review… | July 16, 2008

A última história é excessivamente longa e acaba prejudicando o filme com sua falta de ritmo, mas as duas primeiras oferecem momentos que compensam uma conferida.

April 13, 2007
Cinema em Cena

Twice-Told Tales manages to retain a great deal of the literate feel of Hawthorne's work.

Full Review… | March 5, 2002

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July 8, 2003

Audience Reviews for Twice Told Tales

While the scares are lost today, this suspenseful trilogy based on Hawthorne stories is still interesting, particularly for Vincent Price fans.

Kim Mason
Kim Mason

Twice Told Tales certainly benefits from having Vincent Price throughout the three tales, but the tropes are familiar and the production is a bit too run of the mill to be an essential watch. Even at its worse it's still an entertaining anthology film. 3 1/2 stars

Ross Malo
Ross Malo

Vincent Price in three Nathaniel Hawthorne stories: a doctor discovers the secret of youth (and more); a student falls in love with a girl who literally kills anything she touches; a cursed man tempts fate by trying to take back an ancestral treasure from a ghost. Interesting tales, though the first two are a bit stagey and more science fiction than horror.

Greg S
Greg S

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