The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex

The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939) | When Vincent played a youthful Sir Walter Raleigh

WHAT’S IT ABOUT? A rich tapestry, fusing romance, adventure, and political intrigue. Director Michael Curtiz’s 1939 historical period drama, which was nominated for five Academy Awards, was based on a Continue Reading

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The House of the Seven Gables (1940) | Vincent Price at his best as a romantic leading man

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?Jealousy, loyalty, and a family feud come to play in Universal’s 1940 quickie melodrama, The House of the Seven Gables, loosely adapted from Nathaniel Hawthorne’s 1851 Gothic novel. Continue Reading

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