The Fall of the House of Usher (French: La Chute de la Maison Usher) is a 1928 French film based on Edgar Allen Poe's short story and American Gothic masterpiece, "The Fall of the House of Usher." Allan has trouble finding his way to the Usher's house, but he needs to visit his friend Roderick Usher and his ailing sister, Madeleine. Roderick is painting a portrait of Madeleine, but every pose worsens her condition. Roderick believes the house to be haunted and as more events unfold, one would think he is right. Starring Jean Debucourt as SIr Roderick Usher, Marguerite Gance as Madeleine Usher, Charles Lamy as Allan (The Guest), and Fournez-Goffard as the doctor. Directed by Jean Epstein. Adapted for the screen by Luis Buñuel.