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House of Usher ()


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Upon entering his fiancée's family mansion, a man discovers a savage family curse and fears that his future brother-in-law has entombed his bride-to-be prematurely.

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Roderick Usher
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Philip Winthrop
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Madeline Usher
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Bristol
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Andar ...
Ghost (uncredited)
Mario Bellini ...
Ghost (uncredited)
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Ghost (uncredited)
Eleanor LeFaber ...
Ghost (uncredited)
Nadajan ...
Ghost (uncredited)
Ruth Oklander ...
Ghost (uncredited)
George Paul ...
Ghost (uncredited)
Géraldine Paulette ...
Ghost (uncredited)
Phil Sulvestre ...
Ghost (uncredited)
John Zimeas ...
Ghost (uncredited)

Directed by

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Roger Corman

Written by

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Edgar Allan Poe ... (based on "The Fall of The House of Usher")
 
Richard Matheson ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Roger Corman ... producer
James H. Nicholson ... executive producer

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Les Baxter

Cinematography by

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Floyd Crosby ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Anthony Carras

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Daniel Haller

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Harry Reif ... (uncredited)

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Fred B. Phillips ... makeup (as Fred Phillips)

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Jack Bohrer ... assistant director

Art Department

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Richard M. Rubin ... properties (as Dick Rubin)
Burt Shonberg ... painter: paintings (as Burt Schoenberg)
Albert Whitlock ... matte artist (uncredited)

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Alfred R. Bird ... sound editor (as Al Bird)
Philip Mitchell ... sound

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Pat Dinga ... special effects

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Lawrence W. Butler ... process photography director (as Larry Butler)
Ray Mercer ... photographic effects

Camera and Electrical Department

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Frank Tanner ... still photographer

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Marjorie Corso ... wardrobe

Music Department

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Eve Newman ... music editor
Les Baxter ... conductor (uncredited)
Pete Carpenter ... musician: trombone (uncredited)
Herman Clebanoff ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Caesar Giovannini ... musician: piano (uncredited)
Victor Gottlieb ... musician: cello (uncredited)
Milt Holland ... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Anatol Kaminsky ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Armand Kaproff ... musician: cello (uncredited)
Nathan Kaproff ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Milton Kestenbaum ... musician: bass (uncredited)
Ray Linn ... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Sinclair Lott ... musician: french horn (uncredited)
Ken Lowman ... musician: bassoon (uncredited)
Edgar Lustgarten ... musician: cello (uncredited)
Virginia Majewski ... musician: viola (uncredited)
Jack Marsh ... musician: bassoon (uncredited)
Erno Neufeld ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Dorothy Remsen ... musician: harp (uncredited)
Sylvia Ruderman ... musician: flute (uncredited)
Ambrose Russo ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Eudice Shapiro ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Eleanor Slatkin ... musician: cello (uncredited)
Felix Slatkin ... musician: violin (uncredited)

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Reynold Brown ... movie poster art (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

Philip Winthrop calls upon his fiancée, Madeline Usher, at her family home. His presence is unwelcome, especially to Madeline's brother, Roderick. Roderick explains that the Ushers are cursed, suffering from hereditary physical defects. By Madeline marrying Winthrop this would only likely continue the affliction. It soon becomes clear that something sinister is afoot: not only due to Roderick's determination to prevent Madeline from leaving but also due to the evil that seems to lurk in the house itself. Written by grantss

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Taglines Edgar Allan Poe's overwhelming tale of EVIL & TORMENT See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Fall of the House of Usher (United States)
  • The Mysterious House of Usher (United States)
  • Haunted House of Usher (United States)
  • The Fall of the House of Usher (Ireland, English title)
  • The Fall of the House of Usher (United Kingdom)
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  • 79 min
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Budget $200,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Roger Corman learned that there was an old barn in Orange County, CA, that was about to be demolished. He was able to strike a deal that would allow him to burn the barn at night and film it. The resulting footage was so good that it was used not only in the climax of this film but in later "Poe" films as well. See more »
Goofs As Phillip leaves his room to go to supper you hear the house start to rumble and it shows the hallway shaking,you can tell that this is done by having the camera moved around as the candles and other miscellaneous items in the hall don't move at all. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into The Unauthorized Hagiography of Vincent Price (2014). See more »
Quotes Roderick Usher: I suggest you leave, Mr. Winthrop. No? Then perish with us.
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