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Twice-Told Tales (1963)

Three horror stories based on the writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne. In the first story titled "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment", Heidegger attempts to restore the youth of himself, his fiancee ... See full summary »

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Dr. Carl Heidigger
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Three horror stories based on the writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne. In the first story titled "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment", Heidegger attempts to restore the youth of himself, his fiancee and his best friend. In "Rappaccini's Daughter", Vincent Price plays a demented father inoculating 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 the Pyncheon brother returns to his home to search for a hidden vault. 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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As the mansion is beginning to implode, Jonathan Maulle (Richard Denning) attempts to remove the slab from the burial vault, but it's thicker than the one Gerald Pyncheon (Vincent Price) placed on it. 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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Features The House of the Seven Gables (1940) See more »

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First two stories are good.
16 October 2000 | by (Anaheim, CA) – See all my reviews

The second story is the best, but the first one is good. If you watch this movie, do not bother viewing the third one, which is a shortened version of "The House of Seven Gables" with Vincent Price in the villain role [he was the hero in the much superior 1940 version].

Other good things about this movie are the music and the sets [especially in the first tale].


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