Secret thoughts... That led to secret love... That led to rapture and terror!
A simple Connecticut farm girl is recruited by a distant relative, an aristocratic patroon, to be governess to his young daughter in his Hudson Valley mansion.
Director:Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Writers:Anya Seton (novel), Joseph L. Mankiewicz (written for the screen by)
Stars:Gene Tierney, Walter Huston, Vincent Price
Dragonwyck is a lushly Gothic melodrama; abound with themes of social class; centring on the struggle between the rich and the poor in nineteenth century America. Vincent Price gives his usual superb performance in the role of the mysterious Van Ryn. Price totally inhabits the persona of Van Ryn, symbolizing his proud, gallant strength, and ultimately portraying his pathetic disintegration into weakness, drug addiction, and murder. Gene Tierney is wonderful in the starring role of Miranda playing each scene to perfection. Beautiful film, highly recommended! ★★★
Vincent Price & Gene Tierney