Fall of the House of Usher, Edgar Allan Poe's macabre tale of family curses, premature burial, and horrible revenge, was adapted for television in 1958. Marshall Thompson plays the tormented Roderick Usher, whose sister has died under mysterious circumstances. Upon the arrival of her fiancee (Tom Tryon), the girl literally returns from the grave to wreak havoc. Produced by Albert McCreery and directed by Robert Esson, this version of Fall of the House of Usher was originally presented April 28, 1958 on the daily live TV anthology series Matinee Theatre. A color kinescope of the production was later syndicated as part of a package titled Cameo Theater.
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