THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER
SD restored version

by J.S. WATSON, JR. & Melville WEBBER
1926-1928 / 35mm / b&w / sound / 1S / 13' 07




The Fall of the House of Usher 1926-28 SD

Featuring Hilegarde Watson, Melville Webber, Herbert Stern

“Filmed in a Rochester, New York, carriage house, this expressionist film is the earliest live-action dramatic film made by a collaboration of poets and artists in the United States. Watson devised the optical effects that distinguish the film, while Webber provided its visual design, based upon medieval frescoes.” —Robert A. Haller

Music [added later]: Alec Wilder

Courtesy: James Sibley Watson Jr., Nancy Watson Dean

Courtesy: Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film 1893-1941

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distribution format Digital file on server (NTSC)
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 29,976 fps
sound sound
rental fee 55,00 €