The House of the Seven Gables

1940

Joe May
Director
Universal Pictures
Studio

A heritage of greed, lies and hatred consumes an old family of Massachusetts snobs for generations before finally leading to happiness.

Adaptation of the Hawthorne novel certainly won't win the accolades of any literary purists, but is still a quite fine film on its own terms. Sanders and Price are great, but the standout is Lindsay, who deserved an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of a charming young women's descent into bitter spinsterhood. Interesting to note Price already has the underpinnings here of his future horror career.

-Dave W.



12th April 1940
Cinema



89 mins
1.37:1


24th December 2012
DVD-R


89 mins





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George Sanders
Jaffrey Pyncheon
Margaret Lindsay
Hepzibah Pyncheon
Vincent Price
Clifford Pyncheon
Dick Foran
Matthew Maule / Holgrave
Nan Grey
Phoebe Pyncheon
Cecil Kellaway
Philip Barton
Alan Napier
Mr. Fuller
Gilbert Emery
Gerald Pyncheon
Miles Mander
Deacon Arnold Foster
Charles Trowbridge
Judge
P. J. Kelly
Man with Rake
(uncredited)
Mira McKinney
Mrs. Reynolds
(uncredited)
Unknown
Jaffrey's Lawyer
Unknown
Doctor Willett
Nelson McDowell
Coroner (uncredited)
Robert Dudley
Jury Foreman
(uncredited)
Lon Poff
Juror (uncredited)
Thomas Pogue
Juror (uncredited)
Russ Powell
Grocer / Juror
(uncredited)
Allen D. Sewall
Juror (uncredited)
Ann Kunde
Courtroom Spectator
(uncredited)
Claire Whitney
Witness (uncredited)
Colin Kenny
Court Bailiff
(uncredited)
Kernan Cripps
Workman (uncredited)
Jack C. Smith
Prison Guard
(uncredited)
Harry Woods
Mr. Wainwright
(uncredited)
Harry Cording
Mr. Hawkins
(uncredited)
Hugh Sothern
Reverend Jeremiah Smith
(uncredited)
Michael Mark
Ex-Convict Reading Tribune
(uncredited)
Ellis Irving
Man in Pub
(uncredited)
Harry Stubbs
Jeremiah - Man in Pub
(uncredited)
Edgar Norton
Phineas Weed
(uncredited)
Sibyl Harris
Mrs. Foster
(uncredited)
Hal Budlong
Driver (uncredited)
Caroline Cooke
Town Gossip
(uncredited)
Martin Faust
Town Gossip
(uncredited)
Margaret Fealy
Town Gossip
(uncredited)
Jane Loofbourrow
Town Gossip
(uncredited)
Murdock MacQuarrie
Town Gossip
(uncredited)

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