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The House Across the Bay (1940)

An aircraft designer falls for the wife of an imprisoned gangster. All goes well until the gangster gets out of prison...

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Steve
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Brenda
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Slant
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Tim
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Mary
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Alice
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Babe
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Charley (as Joseph Sawyer)
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Crawley
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Barney
Georges Renavent ...
French Official
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Jim
Frank Bruno ...
Jerry - Slant's Henchman
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Federal Man
Edward Fielding ...
Judge
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An aircraft designer falls for the wife of an imprisoned gangster. All goes well until the gangster gets out of prison...

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1 March 1940 (USA)  »

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Het huis aan de baai  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This was one of two dozen Walter Wanger films re-released theatrically in the 1940s by Masterpiece Productions, and ultimately sold by them for USA television syndication in 1950. It was first telecast in New York City on WCBS Saturday 19 August 1950. See more »

Quotes

Brenda: Steve Larwitt loves me too. The one thing in his life that stops him going to pieces is me. I just can't let him down.
Tim: No, you can't...
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Connections

Referenced in The Alchemist in Hollywood (1940) See more »

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Chula Chihuahua
Written by Sidney Clare, Nick Castle & Jule Styne
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Worth It If Only For Gladys George
14 February 2006 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

Joan Bennett plays a chanteuse. Her first song is a la Carmen Miranda and involves her Chihuahua. That song is a must.

George Raft has a relatively small role, though he gets top billing. Bennett is the focus. Lloyd Nolan plays a sleazy lawyer. Walter Pigeon is an entrepreneur who falls for Bennett.

Early in the movie, Raft is sent to Alcatraz. The scenes in which we see wives and girlfriends on a boat going from San Francisco to the jail are beautiful. And on the ship is -- Gladys George.

What a marvelous actress she was! She was poignant and could be witty when asked to be (as she is here.) Bennett is chic and her acting is good. But Gladys George is my girl.


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