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Swamp Water (1941)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 23 May 1942 (Mexico)
A hunter happens upon a fugitive and his daughter living in a Georgia swamp. He falls in love with the girl and persuades the fugitive to return to town.

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Thursday Ragan
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Mabel MacKenzie
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Jesse Wick
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Hannah
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Sheriff Jeb McKane
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Tim Dorson
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Bud Dorson (as Guinn Williams)
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Marty McCord
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Hardy Ragan (as Joseph Sawyer)
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Tulle McKenzie (as Paul Burns)
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Fred Ulm
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A hunter happens upon a fugitive and his daughter living in a Georgia swamp. He falls in love with the girl and persuades the fugitive to return to town. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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23 May 1942 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

L'étang tragique  »

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Budget:

$601,900 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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(Sepiatone)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

First credited work by director Jean Renoir while he was in wartime exile from German-occupied France. See more »

Quotes

Tom Keefer: You're a good man bud, but you've got to give it up now - you're in here for life.
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Referenced in 'Round Midnight (1986) See more »

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A Ford-like Renoir film
16 January 2004 | by (Madrid, Spain) – See all my reviews

Having seen almost all Renoir's works, I was eager to see this one, the master's first film of his american stint. If you have seen Renoir's The River (1951), one of his loveliest masterpieces, the feeling cames to you, when you are watching this 1941 movie, that you are seeing just a preparatory exercise for that later piece of art. Just listen Walter Brennan's lines when he first meet Dana Andrews about how the death of an individual begets new life elsewhere.

Sometimes also in the movie I had the resemblance of watching a John Ford movie, specially in the town scenes, more obvious in the ball scenes, the guy with the girl chatting, the dancers background, and suddenly a huge thug coming out, and the fight therefore. More hints about this: the writer is Dudley Nichols, a Ford habitual collaborator, and among the cast, John Carradine and Ward Bond, also from Ford's troup. Anyway, it's a Renoir. Watch it (it's short and pleasant, and hide two or three great moments.)


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