A haughty and wicked patroon,
He sought his cute cousin to spoon
When his wife up and dies,
Van Ryn eyes his prize...
And he ought to be spooning her soon.
Vincent Price (as Nicholas Van Ryn) and Gene Tierney in Dragonwyck (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1946). This was Price's first taste of the Gothic. The film's haunting melody is "Creole Lullaby" by Alfred Newman. Image source: Doctor Macro.