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Twice-Told Tales -- 3 horror stories based on the writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne. In the 1st story titled "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment"...

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Nathaniel Hawthorne (based on the stories by)
Robert E. Kent (written by)
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Release Date:
September 1963 (USA) See more »
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A trio of terror!
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3 horror stories based on the writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne. In the 1st story titled "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment"... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Excellent sixties omnibus See more (30 total) »

Cast

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Vincent Price ... Alex Medbourne / Dr. Giacomo Rappaccini / Gerald Pyncheon
Joyce Taylor ... Beatrice Rappaccini

Sebastian Cabot ... Dr. Carl Heidigger

Brett Halsey ... Giovanni Guasconti

Beverly Garland ... Alice Pyncheon
Richard Denning ... Jonathan Maulle
Mari Blanchard ... Sylvia Ward

Abraham Sofaer ... Prof. Pietro Baglioni
Jacqueline deWit ... Hannah Pyncheon, Gerald's Sister
Edith Evanson ... Lisabetta, the landlady
Floyd Simmons ... Ghost of Mathew Maulle
Gene Roth ... Cabman

Directed by
Sidney Salkow 
 
Writing credits
Nathaniel Hawthorne (based on the stories by)

Robert E. Kent (written by)

Produced by
Robert E. Kent .... producer
 
Original Music by
Richard LaSalle 
 
Cinematography by
Ellis W. Carter 
 
Art Direction by
Franz Bachelin 
 
Set Decoration by
Charles S. Thompson  (as Charles Thompson)
 
Makeup Department
Gene Hibbs .... makeup artist
Jane Shugrue .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Joseph Small .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Al Westen .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Irving W. Sindler .... property master (as Irving Sindler)
 
Sound Department
Alfred R. Bird .... sound effects editor (as Al Bird)
Lambert E. Day .... sound (as Lambert Day)
 
Special Effects by
Milton Olsen .... special effects
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marjorie Corso .... costumes
 
Editorial Department
Grant Whytock .... supervising editor
 
Music Department
Edna Bullock .... music editor
 
Other crew
Jean Downing .... script supervisor
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Also Known As:
"The Corpse-Makers" - , USA (working title)
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Runtime:
120 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: 'House of 7 Gable' - After the painting above the mantle bleeds it changes to another painting. At the end when the house is destroyed the original portrait reappears.See more »
Quotes:
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.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in 100 Years of Horror: Ghosts (1996) (V)See more »

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14 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Excellent sixties omnibus, 8 January 2006
Author: The_Void from Beverley Hills, England

Twice-Told Tales is a trio of horror stories based on the writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne. Each story stars horror maestro Vincent Price, and this allows the man to show his range in a series of different roles throughout the film. All of Price's roles allow him to show his dark side, but it's the way that he is allowed to show this that makes each one stand out. Vincent Price is my favourite horror actor, and he's arguably the best ever. The fact that he stars in each segment of this film is reason enough alone to see it. The fact that every tale is good is another one. In true omnibus style, the first story is the least memorable; but it's still well worth seeing. We follow two friends who discover a virgin spring in the crypt of one of their loves. This story is good because it follows the ever-present dream of ever-lasting life. The way that the plot builds is somewhat predictable, but still good as we get to see the great horror master turn his performance around from do-gooder to something more sinister. Not the best opener to an omnibus film; but a long way from the worst.

The second story is by far the best and, in a way, it's a shame that this story was a part of the omnibus. The second tale is a fairytale horror story of love, protection and madness and follows the tale of an overbearing father that takes steps to ensure that his daughter doesn't sin like her mother did. This story is a variation on the classic 'Romero and Julliet' story, and takes in all the tragedy of that tale by its conclusion. Tale number two is highly original and would make this film worth viewing even if the other two tales were absolute rubbish (which, of course, they're not). The third and final segment is the weakest of the trio, but still manages an excellent Gothic style and a solid story. The reason it's the weakest is mainly because it's really slow; but once it gets started, this tale of greed, witchcraft and murder provides a satisfying end to this trio of stories. With a running time of two hours, Twice-Told Tales is a very long omnibus; and it could have done with being a bit shorter. However, this doesn't harm it too much, and if you're a fan of sixties horror, and/or Vincent Price, this will be a must see.

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