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Plot: Three stories adapted from the work of Edgar Allen Poe: 1) A man and his daughter are reunited, but the blame for the death of his wife hangs over them, unresolved. 2) A derelict challenges the local wine-tasting champion to a competition, but finds the man’s attention to his wife worthy of more dramatic action. 3) A man dying and in great pain agrees to be hypnotized at the moment of death, with unexpected consequences.
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Corman, Poe, Price, and Matheson
Fine Roger Corman horror anthology with a trio of Edgar Allan Poe tales adapted to screen by Richard Matheson, each starring Vincent Price.
“Morella” – Lenora (Maggie Pierce) returns home after years abroad to live with her father (Vincent Price) in his decrepit mansion. Price blames Lenora for killing her mother Morella. He keeps Morella’s mummified body on a bed in the house. One night, Morella’s spirit returns looking for revenge. Probably the weakest of the three stories. It’s got familiar elements from many of the Corman/Price Poe films. A dilapidated old house, an obsessively grieving Price, possession, fiery climax. It also has several plot holes and a lack of clear focus. Still, the elements mentioned, though familiar, do entertain.
“The Black Cat” – Drunkard Montressor Herringbone (Peter Lorre) befriends Fortunato Lucrezi (Vincent Price) over their love of wine and soon discovers Fortunato is having an affair with Herringbone’s wife (Joyce Jameson). He takes his revenge on the two with unintended consequences. This is a lighter story with a fun performance from Lorre. Always nice to see blonde beauty Joyce Jameson as well.
“The Case of M. Valdemar” – Dying M. Valdemar (Vincent Price) uses the treatment of a hypnotist named Carmichael (Basil Rathbone) to alleviate his pain and suffering. Against the wishes of his doctor (David Frankham) and his wife (Debra Paget), Valdemar agrees to a last request from Carmichael. Carmichael wishes to put Valdemar in a trance on his deathbed. He is successful in this but holds Price’s soul in a state between living and dead, hoping to force Valdemar’s beautiful wife to marry him. This was my favorite of the stories. Creepy sound effects, nice makeup effects, and memorable ending. Rathbone is terrifically evil and anything with Debra Paget in it is automatically worth seeing.
This is fun movie with some nice horror stories. If you’re a fan of Price or Corman or anyone else involved, you’ll love it I’m sure.
2/3 a good trilogy
Roger Corman teamed up with Vincent Price, director and star, to produce two thirds of a good trilogy inspired by tales from Edgar Allan Poe. Sad that it couldn’t have been a horror trifecta.
The first and weakest of the stories is Morella where Price plays a distraught father who has never gotten over the death of his wife, weakened from childbirth and who lives like a male version of Dicken’s Miss Havasham. His daughter Leona Gage comes to visit and finds Price drunk and dissolute and the rotting corpse of her mother still in her bed. From there it got worse and made no sense at all to me when it was over.
Things picked up considerably with The Black Cat, a harmless and playful animal not unlike my own cat Socks who is loved by its owner Joyce Jameson and hated by her husband a drunken and abusive lout played by Peter Lorre. On one night on one of his binges Lorre makes a friend in wine gourmet Vincent Price and Jameson makes a better friend in Price. Lorre takes his vengeance out, but in this one that Black Cat has the last word. This one is a very clever black comedy doing credit to all three players.
Finally The Facts In The Case Of M. Valdemar are a study in just what happens when one is hypnotized at the very moment one passes from life on earth. Vincent Price is the dying man who hypnotist Basil Rathbone experiments on. But Rathbone has some real base ulterior motives as he wants to possess Price’s widow Debra Paget. This last tale shows Corman at his best as a director of both players and of atmosphere.
Two out of three ain’t bad for Corman and Price. Fans of both director and star want to earmark this film.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 29 min (89 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Director Roger Corman
Writer Richard Matheson, Edgar Allan Poe
Actors Vincent Price, Maggie Pierce, Leona Gage
Country United States
Awards 2 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Laboratory Pathé Laboratory, USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm