MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 9,198 this week

The Fall of the House of Usher (1928)
"La chute de la maison Usher" (original title)

7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 1,765 users  
Reviews: 20 user | 23 critic

Allan has a hard time finding the Usher's house, which is known to be cursed... But he is a personal friend of Roderick Usher, who lives with his sick wife Madeline and a doctor. Roderick ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(short story), (adaptation), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 24 titles
created 30 Oct 2010
 
list image
a list of 25 titles
created 07 Apr 2011
 
a list of 49 titles
created 23 Oct 2011
 
a list of 45 titles
created 01 Jun 2012
 
a list of 31 titles
created 03 Jun 2012
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Fall of the House of Usher (1928)

The Fall of the House of Usher (1928) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Fall of the House of Usher.
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Jean Debucourt ...
Marguerite Gance ...
Charles Lamy ...
Allan, The Guest
Fournez-Goffard ...
The doctor
Luc Dartagnan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Abel Gance
Halma
Pierre Hot
Pierre Kefer
Edit

Storyline

Allan has a hard time finding the Usher's house, which is known to be cursed... But he is a personal friend of Roderick Usher, who lives with his sick wife Madeline and a doctor. Roderick is painting a portrait of Madeline, but every pose exhausts her. Allan worries more and more... Written by Yepok

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Horror

Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

5 October 1928 (France)  »

Also Known As:

La chute de la maison Usher  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Luis Buñuel, who was Assistant Director, quit the picture after clashing with producer/director Jean Epstein over Epstein's decision to basically ignore Edgar Allan Poe's story. See more »

Connections

Version of The Fall of the House of Usher (1949) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Eerie and chilly
13 June 2000 | by (Cambridge, England) – See all my reviews

I had the chance to see this film about 20 years ago and it's still quite fresh in my mind (if you knew me you'd find this very unusual). I still remember how I was wrapping myself up during the course of the film as I was feeling colder and colder - it was a summer night, mind you.

The plot sticks tightly to the original story and it shows France's affinity with Edgar Allan Poe since it was the great Charles Beaudelaire himself who translated Poe's work into French.

The film manages to create an unusual sense of discomfort unlike most classic horror films where the settings etc. result more in a feeling of (uneasy) cosiness. The insanity in Roderick Usher's face is utterly believable as well as the parts of the other characters. What tops it all up is the constant draught in the mansion. Wall hangings are steadily moving and bits of paper and dust are blowing through the corridors. Hence the above mentioned feeling of physical coldness.

All I can say is I need to see this film again and I would be grateful if anyone could point me in the right direction (Quelq'un en France, peut-etre?).


9 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Any other films similar to this one? TWang51022
Drool of the possibility of a dvd mowgli_07
The Music. Who was it by? ashmchaney
Discuss The Fall of the House of Usher (1928) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?