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Dark Waters (1944)

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A woman returns to the USA after a German u-boat sank her ship, and finds out that someone wants to kill her for her inheritance.

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Mr. Sydney
Fay Bainter ...
Aunt Emily
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Cleeve
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Uncle Norbert
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Pearson Jackson
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Florella
Odette Myrtil ...
Mama Boudreaux (as Odette Myrtle)
Eugene Borden ...
Papa Boudreaux
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Leigh Whipper ...
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Storyline

Leslie Calvin, the sole survivor of a submarine accident, goes to her relatives in order to recover emotionally. Unfortunately she encounters various scam artists led by Mr. Sydney who intend to kill her and steal the family assets. Dr. George Grover helps Leslie to defeat Sydney. Written by Sam Goldberg <sgoldberg@wesleyan.edu>

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Release Date:

9 August 1945 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Águas Tenebrosas  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on November 27, 1944 with Merle Oberon and Thomas Mitchell reprising their film roles. See more »

Goofs

As Leslie Calvin enters the front porch area, Cleeve empties his pipe and places it in the breast pocket of his jacket with the bowl of the pipe protruding above the pocket line. Later on the tour of the plantation as Mr. Sydney passes by Cleeve the pipe is gone but in the next shot just seconds after Mr. Sydney has walked a few steps away, the pipe is again clearly visible. See more »

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18 January 2011 | by (Croatia) – See all my reviews

It's Gothic triller horror rather than film noir. The horror is not supernatural, it's psychological torture. Swamp setting! The main chick Merle Oberton is obviously of some indoasiancaucasian descent and is really repulsive and antipathetic, and is pretty much the only problem of this movie, besides the mystery being resolved too soon. What I loved the best was the character actor Elisha Cook (The Killing, Maltese Faclon, Salem's Lot). Brilliant guy. The atmosphere is unnerving and unsettling, pretty scary somewhat. The usage of the house interior is sometimes pretty good while the usage of swamp exterior could've been better. A how should this movie not be good when it's directed by the guy wearing an eye patch?


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