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Double Door

Double Door

1934 / 75min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: CHARLES VIDOR

CAST: ANNE REVERE, EVELYN VENABLE, KENT TAYLOR, COLIN TAPLEY

Charles Vidor directs this atmospheric gilded cage suspense-thriller, based on Elizabeth McFadden’s stage smash of the previous year, which took its inspiration from the then current legend of the Wendel family, infamous Fifth Avenue eccentrics and holdovers from fin-de-siècle New York. Broadway legend Mary Morris plays dictatorial spinster Victoria Van Brett, lording over her dependent relations in the family mansion/madhouse, and kicking the craziness up a notch when her slightly too beloved half-brother gets hitched.

Restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive.