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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
June Knight ...
Babe
Joe Sawyer ...
Charley (as Joseph Sawyer)
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Crawley
Billy Wayne ...
Barney
Georges Renavent ...
French Official
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Jim
Frank Bruno ...
Jerry - Slant's Henchman
Joseph Crehan ...
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

June Knight's last movie. See more »

Quotes

Mary: Oh that cheap liquor. Why do I do it?
Brenda: Because you're just crazy about bicarbonate of soda.
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Connections

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

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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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