The Fall of the House of Usher (1928 French film)

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The Fall of the House of Usher
Directed by Jean Epstein
Produced by Jean Epstein
Screenplay by Luis Buñuel
Jean Epstein
Story by Edgar Allan Poe
Starring Marguerite Gance
Jean Debucourt
Charles Lamy
Cinematography Georges Lucas
Jean Lucas
Release date
  • 5 October 1928 (1928-10-05)
Running time
63 minutes
Country France
Language Silent film
French intertitles

The Fall of the House of Usher (French: La Chute de la maison Usher) is a 1928 French horror film directed by Jean Epstein, one of multiple films based on the Gothic short story The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe. Future director Luis Buñuel co-wrote the screenplay with Epstein, his second film credit, having previously worked as assistant director on Epstein's film Mauprat from 1926.

American critic Roger Ebert included the film on his list of "Great Movies."[1]

In 1995, Ivan Fedele composed an original soundtrack for the film. In 2012 famous Czech composer Varhan Orchestrovich Bauer composed new original soundtrack and performed with Basel Sinfonietta in Switzerland and Germany. In 2015 Anna Coogan wrote and performed her score for the film.


  1. ^ Ebert, Roger (2005). The Great Movies II. New York: Broadway. 

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