The Fall of the House of Usher (1928 French film)

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Not to be confused with other adaptations of the story.
The Fall of the House of Usher
Directed by Jean Epstein
Produced by Jean Epstein
Screenplay by Luis Buñuel
Jean Epstein
Story by Edgar Allan Poe
Starring Marguerite Gance
Jean Debucourt
Charles Lamy
Cinematography Georges Lucas
Jean Lucas
Release dates 5 October 1928
Running time 63 minutes
Country France
Language Silent film
French intertitles

The Fall of the House of Usher (French: La Chute de la maison Usher) is a 1928 French horror film directed by Jean Epstein, one of multiple films based on the Gothic short story The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe. Future director Luis Buñuel co-wrote the screenplay with Epstein, his second film credit, having previously worked as assistant director on Epstein's film Mauprat from 1926.

American critic Roger Ebert included the film on his list of "Great Movies."[1]

In 1995, Ivan Fedele composed an original soundtrack for the film.

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  1. ^ Ebert, Roger (2005). The Great Movies II. New York: Broadway. 

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