- The Fall of the House of Usher Alternative
- El Hundimiento de la casa Usher Alternative
An avant-garde film based on two stories by Poe. A man goes to visit his old friend Roderick Usher and his young wife Madeleine. When he arrives he finds Roderick obsessively painting a portrait of Madeleine, although she is very ill. When Madeleine dies Roderick tries to prevent her burial. Eventually she is interred in a nearby grotto and Roderick becomes agitated and his senses heightened. During a thunderstorm the chateau is struck by lightning and catches fire, and Madeleine returns to lead Roderick and his friend to safety.
Cast & Credits
Les Films Jean Epstein (uncredited)
Studios d'Epinay (uncredited)
Slow Motion Photography
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