American Masters

Filmmaker Roger Corman on "The Fall of the House of Usher"

Clip: 10/30/2017 | 58s Video has closed captioning.

Filmmaker Roger Corman was initially drawn to Edgar Allan Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher" because of the macabre setting. After the film was a great success Corman was asked to continue adapting Poe's works for cinema, going on to make "The Pit and the Pendulum," among others.

Aired: 10/30/17

Rating: NR

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