The short, sad life of one of the most enduring names in American letters is given thoughtful examination in this intriguing biopic. Shepperd Strudwick (as John Shepperd) stars as the adult Poe who, having washed out of West Point, finally finds true love and the inspiration to commit his tortured genius to print in the person of cousin Virginia Clemm (Linda Darnell). Virginia Gilmore, Jane Darwell, Harry Morgan co-star. 67 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.