Dragonwyck (1946)

Director
Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Main cast
Gene Tierney; Walter Huston; Vincent Price; Glenn Langan; Anne Revere

Genres
Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Description
A simple Connecticut farm girl is recruited by a distant relative, an aristocratic patroon, to be governess to his young daughter in his Hudson Valley mansion.


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