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Twice-Told Tales (1963)

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Three horror stories based on the writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne. In the first story titled "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment", Heidegger attempts to restore the youth of himself, his fiancee ... See full summary »

Director:

Sidney Salkow

Writers:

Nathaniel Hawthorne (based on the stories by), Robert E. Kent
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Vincent Price ... Alex Medbourne / Dr. Giacomo Rappaccini / Gerald Pyncheon
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 (as Jacqueline de Wit)
Joyce Taylor ... Beatrice Rappaccini
Edith Evanson ... Lisabetta, the landlady
Floyd Simmons ... Ghost of Mathew Maulle
Gene Roth ... Cabman
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Storyline

Three horror stories based on the writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne. In the first story titled "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment", Heidegger attempts to restore the youth of himself, his fiancee and his best friend. In "Rappaccini's Daughter", Vincent Price plays a demented father inoculating his daughter with poison so she may never leave her garden of poisonous plants. In the final story "The House of the Seven Gables", the Pyncheon family suffers from a hundred year old curse and the Pyncheon brother returns to his home to search for a hidden vault. Written by Dylan Conner, Donna Jolly

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A trio of terror!


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Official Sites:

MGM Studios [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Corpse-Makers See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Completed October 1962. See more »

Goofs

As Alex and Sylvia finish their conversation while Carl is upstairs getting her wedding gown, they are both standing, and Alex is holding Sylvia by her upper arms. When Carl comes down the stairs with the gown, Sylvia stands up from sitting in the chair (she was standing just a minute ago) and Alex is holding a drink that wasn't there before. 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.
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Featured in The Art of Fear (2007) See more »

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Great old horror film!
25 July 2002 | by HeinziXSee all my reviews

I may not be very objective in reviewing this movie, because I've seen it for the first time when I was young and was very impressed then, an impression, which one doesn't forget of course... I still love it, each time when I see it again, because of the three intelligent stories (one about an elixir of life and a tragic love triangle, one about a poison which separates two lovers, and one about a haunted house), which of course in view of the movie's age don't contain splatter elements but unfold a subtle horror and especially because of the atmosphere with the wonderful kitschy set and colors, which gives the movie, beside of the dated special effects, the typical and irresistible charm of old trash...


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