DRAGONWYCK is a film written for the screen and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz in 1946.
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Miranda Wells is an 18 years old Connecticut farmer girl dreaming of leaving her community. One day, Nicholas Van Ryn, a remotely related cousin, writes to the Wells family in order to invite Miranda to come to the Dragonwyck castle. The young girl will have to take care of Katrine, the Van Ryn's only child.
Miranda enjoys her life at Dragonwyck but her cousin Nicholas doesn't love his wife Abigail and neglects his daughter. Furthermore, Nicholas Van Ryn must face his tenant farmers who are against his plans to sell them the land they cultivate. When Abigail suddenly dies, Nicholas asks Miranda to marry him.
After a few months of marriage, Miranda starts to suffer from the disdain of her neighbours who haven't accepted that a Van Ryn, coming from an old wealthy Dutch family, could marry a poor farmer girl. After the death of his stillbirth son, Nicholas Van Ryn shuts himself away in one of the castle's tower for weeks, taking drugs in order to forget his son's death and the drumbeats of his tenant farmers.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler