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Twice-Told Tales (1963)

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Three old people get their youth restored, a girl is poisoned in a poisonous garden, and people are haunted by a hundred-year-old curse in these three bone-chilling Nathaniel Hawthorne stories.

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Sylvia Ward
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Hannah Pyncheon, Gerald's Sister (as Jacqueline de Wit)
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Beatrice Rappaccini
Edith Evanson ...
Lisabetta, the landlady
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Ghost of Mathew Maulle
Gene Roth ...
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3 horror stories based on the writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne. In the 1st story titled "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment", Heidegger attempts to restore the youth of three elderly friends. In "Rappaccini's Daughter", Vincent Price plays a demented father innoculating his daughter with poison so she may never leave her garden of poisonous plants. In the final story "The House of the Seven Gables", The Pyncheon family suffers from a hundred year old curse and while in the midst of arguing over inheritance, the Pyncheon brother kills his sister. Written by Dylan Conner, Donna Jolly

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Beverly Garland claimed that she saw Vincent Price--who was a connoisseur of fine art, sculpture and furniture, among other things--eying some of the prop furniture on the set of the film. When the shooting ended, those pieces of furniture "mysteriously" vanished. See more »

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In the 'Dr. Heidegger's Experiment' segment of the film, while Vincent Price and Mari Blanchard are having a conversation in front of the portrait of Blanchard's character, the shadow of a boom microphone can clearly be seen moving back and forth above and between the shadows of Price and Blanchard. See more »

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Beatrice Rappaccini: Your daughter is a fine specimen, too, isn't she father? A specimen of the most deadly thing that was ever given life.
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at least two third satisfying
19 February 2003 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

Episodic films, such as this one are not always winners. At times they feel like there wasn't enough material for a feature, so they kind of flubbed it. I'm mainly thinking of films like "Four Rooms" and others along those lines. I think the horror genre is the exception to this rule(think "Tales from the Crypt" (1972) and "Creepshow" (1982)). With "Twice-Told Tales" there are three stories to enjoy and there's a fair chance that at least two of the three will excite your imagination. The first is a story about friendship, love, and immortality. The third is a variation on the old haunted house seen in many old chillers. The second, and my favorite of the three, is just so twisted I don't know if anything can be said about it to not spoil it for you. Here's an attempt ... it's an extreme version of Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter" 'A'. Well worth a look!


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