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The Tomb of Ligeia (1964)

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A man's obsession with his dead wife drives a wedge between him and his new bride.

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Elizabeth Shepherd ...
John Westbrook ...
Christopher Gough
Derek Francis ...
Lord Trevanion
Oliver Johnston ...
Kenrick
Richard Vernon ...
Dr. Vivian
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Peperel
Ronald Adam ...
Minister at Graveside
Denis Gilmore ...
Livery Boy
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Lady Rowena's Maidservant
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Some years after having buried his beloved wife Ligea, Verden Fell meets and eventually marries the lovely Lady Rowena. Fell is something of a recluse, living in a small part of a now ruined Abbey with his manservant Kenrick as the only other occupant. He remains infatuated with his late wife and is convinced that she will return to him. While all goes well when first married, he returns to his odd behavior when they return to the Abbey from their honeymoon. The memories of Ligea continue to haunt him as well as her promise that she would never die. Written by garykmcd

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abbey | recluse | fox | exhumation | black cat | See more »

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Even on her wedding night she must share the man she loved with the "female thing" that lived in the Tomb of the Cat! See more »

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20 January 1965 (USA)  »

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House at the End of the World  »

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This was the last of Roger Corman's "Poe" series. See more »

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Verden Fell: Christopher, not ten minutes ago I... I tried to kill a stray cat with a cabbage, and all but made love to the Lady Rowena. I succeeded is squashing the cabbage and badly frightening the lady. If only I could lay open my own brain as easily as I did that vegetable, what rot would be freed from its grey leaves?
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Whether it is Corman's very best Poe adaptation I am not sure, but it is still one very good film
6 November 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

In my opinion, Corman's best Poe adaptation is Masque of the Red Death with Tales of Terror being his weakest(still an interesting film though). The Tomb of Ligeia does have some draggy padding and an ending that doesn't feel as complete as it could've been, however it is perhaps the most visually beautiful Roger Corman Edgar Allen Poe adaptation. Because it really is beautifully shot, and the locations and costumes are gorgeous. There is a haunting undertone to the score as well, and there is a great distinctly chilling atmosphere throughout. The slow pacing mostly did add to that. There is a very intelligent and I think flawlessly written script, and the story(reminding me slightly of Vertigo in its theme) delivers the creepy moments effectively. The fact that it does depart from the Poe story didn't bother me and I don't think it hindered the film much either. Corman directs splendidly, and the two leads are wonderful. Vincent Price is sinister but in a more subtle way than usual, while Elizabeth Sheppard really makes the most of her dual role. Overall, a very good film though I am not entirely sure whether it is the best of the Corman-Poe-Price films. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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