Gothic murder and madness are featured in this intelligent adaptation of Anya Seton's best-seller. The time is the middle 1840s, and Vincent Price is a feudal Dutchman who lives on a huge estate in New York's Hudson Valley and takes money from the tenant farmers. He's married to a woman he
resents because she's been unable to bear him a son, and he must be content with a daughter. Tierney is a distant relative who arrives to take care of the daughter in a sort of au pair
job. Price falls for Gene, and, unbeknownst to her, kills his wife. Now he proposes to the radiant Tierney, and
she accepts. She gives birth to a son who dies almost immediately. Price takes...