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The Haunted Palace (1963)

Passed  -  Horror  -  28 August 1963 (USA)
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Charles Dexter Ward arrives at a small village to visit the house he inherited from his ancestor who died there 100 years ago.

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Ann Ward
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Simon Orne (as Lon Chaney)
Frank Maxwell ...
Dr. Marinus Willet / Priam Willet
Leo Gordon ...
Edgar Weeden / Ezra Weeden
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Peter Smith / Micah Smith (as Elisha Cook)
John Dierkes ...
Benjamin West / Jacob West (as John Dierkies)
Milton Parsons ...
Jabez Hutchinson
Cathie Merchant ...
Hester Tillinghast
Guy Wilkerson ...
Gideon Leach / Mr. Leach
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Carmody, Coachman (as Stanford Jolley)
Harry Ellerbe ...
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Barboura Morris ...
Mrs. Weeden
Darlene Lucht ...
Miss Fitch
Bruno VeSota ...
Bruno, the Bartender (as Bruno Ve Sota)
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Storyline

Loosely based on H.P. Lovecraft's novel THE CASE OF CHARLES DEXTER WARD, this fright flick opens with a warlock placing a curse on a group of villagers about to burn him at the stake. Generations later, the warlock's descendant returns to the village to pick up where his ancestor left off. Written by Humberto Amador

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28 August 1963 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Edgar Allan Poe's The Haunted Palace  »

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(Ryder Sound Services)

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(Pathécolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Completed April 1963, and the only film teaming Vincent Price and Lon Chaney Jr., other than Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948). See more »

Goofs

When there is a shot through the fireplace, the evenly spaced flames reveal that a flame bar is being used in front of the lens. See more »

Quotes

Ann Ward: Charles? You ready?
[comes outside to join him on the balcony]
Charles Dexter Ward: I've decided to stay.
Ann Ward: What?
Charles Dexter Ward: Just long enough to fix the place up. With a little work it could bring a good price. Don't you think?
Ann Ward: I should imagine. I don't know.
[disappointed]
Charles Dexter Ward: I estimate two weeks, perhaps three. To get things started, anyway. Do you mind, Ann?
Ann Ward: No, not exactly. But I can't say it pleases me.
Charles Dexter Ward: Well, then you go home!
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Wonderful Gothic horror.
13 March 2007 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

In 1765,evil warlock Joseph Curwen(Vincent Price)is lynched by the villagers and burnt alive for performing sorcery and for abducting some of the local women.Before he perishes,he puts a curse on the inhabitants of Arkham and their offspring.One hundred and ten years later,his kind descendant Charles Dexter Ward(Price again),visits Arkham with his beautiful young wife to claim the inheritance of Curwen's castle.The spirit of Curwen begins to possess him".The Haunted Palace" is actually based on H.P.Lovecraft's story.The film relies heavily on Gothic atmosphere with plenty of fantastic,cobwebby and shadowy sets.Price is amazing in the dual role and Curwen is one of his most despicable characters.The film offers some creepy scenes and is simply great.Give it a look.9 out of 10.


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