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The House of the Seven Gables (1940)

Approved | | Thriller, Drama | 12 April 1940 (USA)
Fighting over an inheritance, one Pyncheon brother frames the other for murder.

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In 1828, the bankrupt Pyncheon family fight over Seven Gables, the ancestral mansion. To obtain the house, Jaffrey Pyncheon obtains his brother Clifford's false conviction for murder. Hepzibah, Clifford's sweet fiancée, patiently waits twenty years for his release, whereupon Clifford and his former cellmate, abolitionist Matthew, have a certain scheme in mind. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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AN ANCIENT HOUSE! A MURDER SECRET! A HIDDEN TREASURE! (original print ad - all caps)

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12 April 1940 (USA)  »

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A Casa das Sete Torres  »

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$178,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Vincent Price was brought in at the last minute to substitute for Robert Cummings, who had become indisposed through illness. See more »

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Referenced in Vincent Price: Renaissance Man (2007) See more »

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THE COLOR OF YOUR EYES
(1940)
Music by Frank Skinner
Lyrics by Ralph Freed
Sung by Vincent Price (uncredited)
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I love the house of seven gables
23 February 2014 | by (NJ) – See all my reviews

I visited the house of seven Gables in 1996 & I fell in love with the house from that day on. I dreamed of living in a house like that full of love in it & with the man I love. It is the most beautiful house I ever saw. I will always love the house for all eternity. I believe the house loves me too. I am a woman who loves the victorian age. I am now going to be 52 years old & on my second life with a chef. I hope to visit the house before the end of my life. It feels as if the house is calling me to it. Maybe in the summer we will go there to see the house again & then I will whisper to the house that I came back to tell it I love it & I belong there I believe.


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