Clip | Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive - Denis O’Hare brings to life “The Man of the Crowd”

“There are some secrets which do not permit themselves to be told…” Follow Edgar Allan Poe (portrayed by Denis O’Hare) as he traces the steps of a solitary man through a crowded street.


Major support for Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive is provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional support for this film is provided in part by National Endowment for the Arts, Joy Fishman, and Wallace S Wilson.

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There are some secrets which do not permit themselves to be told. Men die nightly in their beds wringing the hands of ghostly confessors and staring them piteously in the eye. Die with despair of heart and convulsion of throats on account of the hideousness of mysteries which will not suffer themselves to be revealed. Now and then, alive, the conscience of man takes up a burden so heavy in horror that it can be thrown down only into the grave.