“You’ll never again set foot in it.” She throws the evil brother who now realizes he has inherited nothing forever right out of the front door of what he only presumed his own property. The man who builds his estate on the property of a man who he first had killed, literally murdered, gets the inconvenient gift of a curse of sadness, heartache and tragedy for all of his future generations upon the very crown of each head of them. The acts of karma also meant other negative curses and repercussions on the family, that and to make matters worse, the real murderer falsely accuses and tries to send the other brother to his death as well. The father died after a brutal argument which the evil brother as usual engaged, a result of the same greed of the smarter, better spoken, but also more craftier & evil clever hearted brother’s political craft. This brother works to push an innocent man to death, and in addition to the action of patricide, the brother who should be in prison for murder instead runs free to date, marry and conduct commerce. At the same time, an innocent man sits in prison for a crime the murderer and guilty man also caused. “God has given him Mall’s curse, and blood to drink,” the innocent man curses the guilty man.
Salem, Mass. 1848~ The most interesting avenue of the black and white film which stars an amazing & young Vincent Price as the good and loving boyfriend who plays a beautifully uplifting piano composition, and yet as the story goes on, because of his evil brother, his fiance’ who by now has only meagre money to care for herself, despite she, Hepsiba takes in a very young and homeless female relative who also unfairly banished has nowhere else to go. Phoebe Pynshon, who immediately feels lowly for even intruding, cooking and cleaning, quietly does whatever she may just in order to make herself useful. She falls in love just as her by now elder female cousin once did, and also prevented from being wed to her beau of choice represents an analogy of the problem of evil persons who just want to covet the land or property of another unfairly. Wherewithal ancestor owners dealt with one who once lived there so heinously and treacherously that the spirit of this one said to roam the earth, seeks out the final justice. The spirit of this one may not ever rest until the wrong thing becomes undone, and the right method enacted to get justice done. The many judgments against the property therefore, the good man and woman now who may not marry until they get all of the business taken care of, Vincent who plays the long-suffering fiance’ simply takes Hexiba the love of his life into his arms and tells her to just smile for him. A classic film romance, appropriate for the times, symbolic explanation for problems of people who covet the properties of another, and the brother Jaffrey, a man of great wealth and power, Hexiba reminds the good brother whose morals still high, that providence will catch up with the other brother and his crimes sooner or later. The evil brother who acts as a judge whose decisions highly questionable anyway, tries to obtain the family fortune left to others for himself alone. Using spiteful, twisting, plotting, and conning methods, he only deceives his own mind by saying one thing to one person and something else to another. In order to maintain, or as he falsely perceives himself to, balance many plates along the lines of a more heinous manipulation, the evil and covetous brother continues to seek out that place in the ground on the property of the family, while all the while not realizing that there are none for him there, buried gold or treasures. Close-up screen shots at the beginning of the film indicate the written forms of the family curse and the reasons for all of that. And yet, Phoebe grieves the loss of her young beau, Mr. Hallgraves more than she can even say. “Your money went to establish a slave-runner from Africa?” The film is amusing, conservative and has numerous plot twists and turns, all of which fortunately end by the wrong finally made right in the very end.