Three directors each adapt a Poe short story to the screen: "Toby Dammit" features a disheveled drugged and drunk English movie star who nods acceptance in the Italian press and his producers fawn over him. "Metzengerstein" features a Mediveal countess who has a love-hate relationship with a black stallion - who it turns out is really her dead lover. "William Wilson" tells the story of a sadistic Austrian student with an exact double whom he later kills.

  1. Roger Vadim


  2. Federico Fellini


  3. Louis Malle


  4. Edgar Allan Poe


Top Billed Cast

  1. Brigitte Bardot

    Brigitte Bardot

    Giuseppina (segment "William Wilson")

  2. Alain Delon

    Alain Delon

    William Wilson and his double (segment "William Wilson")

  3. Jane Fonda

    Jane Fonda

    Contessa Frederique de Metzengerstein (segment "Metzengerstein")

  4. Terence Stamp

    Terence Stamp

    Toby Dammit (segment "Toby Dammit")

  5. Peter Fonda

    Peter Fonda

    Baron Wilhelm Berlifitzing (segment "Metzengerstein")

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Original Title Histoires extraordinaires

Status Released

Release Information

  • June 22, 1969


Original Language French

Runtime 2h 1m

Budget -

Revenue -



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