The House Of The Seven Gables

Synopsis: Fighting over an inheritance, one Pyncheon brother frames the other for murder.
Director(s): Joe May
Production: Universal Pictures
 
IMDB:
7.2
APPROVED
Year:
1940
89 min
4 Views


Man alive! Have you no respect

for the name you bear?

Your belated reverence is very touching.

Respect .. Pride .. For whom?

Perhaps for the honor of our

great, great grandfather?

The respectable

Colonel Jaffrey Pyncheon.

200 years ago he boasted of successfully

murdering one Matthew Maule.

In order to steal this land from him.

Hail to thee, guiding spirit!

Perhaps we should bow our heads in

memory to Ethan Pyncheon, noble soul.

He held high rank in Washington's army.

And proved his patriotism by selling

military information to the British.

I burst with pride recalling Jonathan's

contribution to Pyncheon tradition.

He made quite a fortune for himself ..

After soldiers were discharged

from the revolutionary army.

By cheating them in shady land deals.

And here, our late,

lamented grandfather.

Who schemed with John Henry

before the war of 1812.

For the succession of Massachusetts

from the United States.

To join her with Canada.

Because this country disapproved

of his illegal investments.

By all means, let us sacrifice

ourselves to such traditions.

Stop! You forget yourself.

It's you who forget .. too conveniently.

You go too far, sir.

I'm going farther than that.

I'm going as far as the sale-price

of this mausoleum will carry me.

Away from its rotting walls

and decaying memories.

This house will never be sacrificed.

I'll take the matter to court.

The world will know of this.

The world already knows too much.

Clifford's antagonism, his insistence on

selling the house has become a scandal.

Jaffrey, do not add to it.

When our solicitor comes tomorrow,

the house will be sold.

What a pity men inherit their ancestors

ignorance instead of their wisdom.

Jaffrey .. your tea.

Will you have some, cousin Gerald?

Goodnight!

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