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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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people, gators, cottonmouths, and some quick sand See more (24 total) »

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
Frank Austin ... Fred Ulm
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)
 
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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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Original cinematographer Lucien Ballard was fired and replaced by J. Peverell Marley.See more »
Quotes:
Tom Keefer:If you can learn to live with cotton-mouths and 'gators and panthers, on places where there ain't a solid bit of ground to stand on, why I reckon you're welcome to your life.See more »
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Referenced in 'Round Midnight (1986)See more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
people, gators, cottonmouths, and some quick sand, 2 September 2010
Author: RanchoTuVu from Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

A swamp that is widely perceived by all the locals as impenetrable offers refuge to a convicted murderer who has been hiding out there for years and has learned its lessons well enough to actually get by quite well. Fear of the swamp and its cottonmouths and alligators is enough to keep any civilized person out, but when a hunter's dog jumps out of his canoe and gets lost in this swamp, its the love he (Dana Andrews) has for his dog that draws him deeper into the swamp and sets up the meeting with fugitive Walter Brennan. It turns out the swamp isn't so bad after all, as Andrews and Brennan team up to collect a valuable set of furs from the animals they've trapped. Back in the town the truth of the murder for which Brennan faces hanging emerges in a very well told story. Jean Renoir was able to bring the town into the swamp or vice versa in this beautifully filmed movie. For sure the best actor awards go to Walter Huston who plays Dana Andrews father, and whose second wife is being courted by another great, John Carradine. The primordial beauty of the swamp makes a nice contrast to the dramatic backwoods small town swamp of this slice of America.

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