The Fall of the House of Usher (1928 American film)
- For the 1928 Jean Epstein version of Fall of the House of Usher, see The Fall of the House of Usher (1928 French film)
|The Fall of the House of Usher|
A scene from the short film.
|Directed by||James Sibley Watson
|Written by||Edgar Allan Poe|
|Music by||Alec Wilder|
|Cinematography||James Sibley Watson
|Running time||13 min.|
The Fall of the House of Usher (1928) is a short silent horror film adaptation of the short story, "The Fall of the House of Usher" by Edgar Allan Poe. It tells the story of a brother and sister who live under a family curse. The actors are Herbert Stern, Hildegarde Watson, and Melville Webber.
An avant-garde experimental film, the visual element predominates, including shots through prisms to create optical distortion. There is no dialogue, though one part features letters moving across the screen.
 See also
- Smith, Don G. The Poe Cinema: A Critical Filmography. McFarland & Company, 1999. p. 57-8 ISBN 0-7864-1703-X
- The short film The Fall of the House of Usher is available for free download at the Internet Archive [more]
- The Fall of the House of Usher at the Internet Movie Database
- The Fall of the House of Usher at AllRovi
- Scrapbook of correspondence and clippings related to the films of Dr. James Sibley Watson, Jr. on New York Heritage
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