Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz • 1946 • United States
Starring Gene Tierney, Walter Huston, Vincent Price
Joseph L. Mankiewicz made his directorial debut with this period spellbinder awash in moody gothic atmosphere. In 1844, innocent Miranda Wells (Gene Tierney) comes to work for her distant relative Nicholas Van Ryn (Vincent Price) as an au pair in his ornate mansion—and soon finds herself engulfed in a whirlpool of romance, mystery, and menace. Screen legend Walter Huston costars in this superbly mounted adaptation of Anya Seton’s bestselling novel, which features ravishing monochrome lensing courtesy of acclaimed cinematographer Arthur C. Miller.