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24 July 1942 (Portugal) See more »
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A hunter happens upon a fugitive and his daughter living in a Georgia swamp. He falls in love with the... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Walter Brennan ... Tom Keefer

Walter Huston ... Thursday Ragan

Anne Baxter ... Julie

Dana Andrews ... Ben
Virginia Gilmore ... Mabel MacKenzie

John Carradine ... Jesse Wick
Mary Howard ... Hannah

Eugene Pallette ... Sheriff Jeb McKane

Ward Bond ... Tim Dorson
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ... Bud Dorson (as Guinn Williams)
Russell Simpson ... Marty McCord
Joe Sawyer ... Hardy Ragan (as Joseph Sawyer)
Paul E. Burns ... Tulle McKenzie (as Paul Burns)
Dave Morris ... Barber
George Austin ... Fred Ulm (as Frank Austin)
Matt Willis ... Miles Tonkin
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edward Clark ... Townsman (uncredited)
Joan Delmer ... Young Girl (uncredited)
Red Larkin ... Clem Hooper (uncredited)

Mae Marsh ... Mrs. McCord (uncredited)
Charles Miller ... Fiskus (uncredited)
Sherman Sanders ... Caller (uncredited)

Directed by
Jean Renoir 
Irving Pichel (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Vereen Bell  novel
Dudley Nichols 

Produced by
Len Hammond .... associate producer
Irving Pichel .... producer
Darryl F. Zanuck .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
David Buttolph 
 
Cinematography by
J. Peverell Marley (director of photography) (as Peverell Marley)
Lucien Ballard (director of photography) (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Walter Thompson 
 
Art Direction by
Richard Day 
Joseph C. Wright 
 
Set Decoration by
Thomas Little 
 
Costume Design by
Gwen Wakeling 
 
Makeup Department
Guy Pearce .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
William Koenig .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sid Bowen .... assistant director (uncredited)
Ewing Scott .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Alfred Bruzlin .... sound
Roger Heman Sr. .... sound (as Roger Heman)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sam Benson .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Hugo Friedhofer .... orchestrator (uncredited)
David Raksin .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Herbert W. Spencer .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Harry Brand .... director of publicity (uncredited)
Irving Pichel .... dialogue director (uncredited)
Rennie Renfro .... dog trainer (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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88 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (re-rating) (2006) | USA:Approved (PCA #7565)

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Linda Darnell was originally cast in the female lead, and never hid her disappointment when finding out that she had been replaced by Anne Baxter.See more »
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Sheriff Jeb McKane:[admiring a panther hide] Where'd you catch him, Ben?
Ben:Back in the swamp.
Marty McCord:How'd you get him?
Ben:We got him with a load of buckshot.
Tim Dorson:Oh, so you was with somebody.
Ben:I mean me and my dog.
Tim Dorson:I knowed you had a smart dog, Ben, but I never heard he could handle a shotgun.
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20 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Old Classic, 29 May 2001
Author: artzau from Sacramento, CA

I can remember seeing this movie as a kid and getting the bejesus scared out of me. The darkness and uncertainty of the swamp terrified my young imagination and the image of the skull atop a cross touched all my Roman Catholic primal fears. My impression of the swamp, i.e., crocs, gaters and snakes, topped with a dark image of the fugitive played by Walter Brennan, lasted for years. Now, I do recall there being a video (although none is listed here), because I did see it again a few years back. The shock of the darkness of the film was dulled by over 50 years of life but the Gothic quality of the story along with the fine characterization of Renoir makes this film a classic. Walter Huston is great in his curmudgeon role as the young Dana Andrews's father married to a younger woman who's getting moves laid on by ever villainous John Carridine. The presence of great character actors Guinn"Big Boy" Williams, Ward Bond and gravel-voiced Eugene Palette adds much to the texture of the film. Too, the young Anne Baxter is superb as the daughter of Brennan and the female interest of Dana Andrews. The story line seems a bit tame, by today's standards but holds up well. All in all, this is a satisfying film well done and provocative. Check it out.

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