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poison based on novel or book black and white gothic new york state farmer connecticuit 19th century land dispute land rights patroon


Release Date: April 19, 1946

Year    :   1946
Slogan    :   «Secret thoughts... That led to secret love... That led to rapture and terror!»
Genres    :   Drama, Romance, Thriller
Production Companies    :   20th Century Fox
Director    :   Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Producers    :   Ernst Lubitsch, Darryl F. Zanuck, Frances C. Richardson
Writers    :   Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Anya Seton
RunTime    :   103 mins.
Revenue    :   3000000

For Miranda Wells, moving to New York to live in Dragonwyck Manor with her rich cousin, Nicholas, seems like a dream. However, the situation gradually becomes nightmarish. She observes Nicholas' troubled relationship with his tenant farmers, as well as with his daughter, to whom Miranda serves as governess. Her relationship with Nicholas intensifies after his wife dies, but his mental imbalance threatens any hope of happiness.

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