A traveller arrives at the Usher mansion to visit his old friend, Roderick Usher. Upon arriving, however, he discovers that Roderick and his sister, Madeline, have been afflicted with a mysterious malady: Roderick's senses have become painfully acute, while Madeline has become nearly catatonic. That evening, Roderick tells his guest of an old Usher family curse: any time there has been more than one Usher child, all of the siblings have gone insane and died horrible deaths. As the days wear on, the effects of the curse reach their terrifying climax. Written by
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First shown in the UK on a floating release in 1950, when it was granted an "H" certificate by the BBFC. Much abridged print (cut from 70 minutes to 39 minutes) released in 1956, when the BBFC gave the revised cut of the picture an X Certificate on March 22, 1956. See more