*Dragonwyck*. 1946. USA. Written and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp./Photofest

Dragonwyck. 1946. USA. Written and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Based on the novel by Anya Seton. With Vincent Price, Gene Tierney, Walter Huston. DCP. 103 min.

Alfred Newman’s haunting score sets the precise emotional and psychological tone for Mankiewicz’s Gothic romance. It’s 1844 and the Wells family lives a life of religious rigor in Connecticut. One day Abigail, the family matriarch, receives a note from her wealthy cousin Nick Van Ryn asking if one of her daughters would come to live with him, his wife, and their ill daughter. Miranda desperately wants to leave her sheltered life and volunteers to go to Dragonwyck, the Van Ryns’ large, ghostly mansion in the Hudson Valley.

  1. Wednesday, October 24,
    1:30 p.m.

    Introduced by Victoria Price
    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
  2. Friday, October 12,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
This film accompanies Modern Matinees: Vincent Price.