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House of Usher.
Murders in the Rue Morgue.


Poe Double Feature
Adapted from Edgar Allan Poe's most beloved short stories, these films are shown in conjunction with the exhibition Edgar Allan Poe: Terror of the Soul.

House of Usher
(1960, 79 minutes)
Director: Roger Corman
Philip Winthrop journeys to the Usher mansion to meet his fiancée Madeline. Their union is discouraged by her twin brother Roderick (Vincent Price), who explains that Madeline is cursed by a fatal madness. Philip's attempt to run away with Madeline builds to a terrifying climax.

followed by

Murders in the Rue Morgue
(1932, 61 minutes)
Director: Robert Florey
A maniacal doctor's failing attempts to prove ape-human kinship result in the deaths of many young women. Medical student Pierre Dupin discovers his experiments and must stop them before it is too late to save his fiancée. Starring Bela Lugosi as Dr. Mirakle.
Friday, November 8, 2013, 7 p.m.

Exhibition-related films are free with museum admission. Advance reservations for Morgan Members only: 212.685.0008, ext. 560, or Tickets are available at the Admission Desk on the day of the screening.

Please call (212) 685-0008 ext. 560 or e-mail for information.

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