Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz • 1946 • United States
Starring Gene Tierney, Walter Huston, Vincent Price
Joseph L. Mankiewicz made his directorial debut with this spellbinding period chiller awash in gothic atmosphere. In 1844, innocent Miranda Wells (Gene Tierney) comes to work for her distant relative Nicholas Van Ryn (Vincent Price) as a governess. His infatuation with her leads him to murder his wife. But Van Ryn subsequently slips into a miasma of depression and drugs, while Dr. Turner (Glenn Langan) falls in love with Miranda and discovers that she may be next on Van Ryn’s murder list.