MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 4,655 this week

The Red House (1947)

Unrated  |   |  Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery  |  21 July 1947 (France)
6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 1,733 users  
Reviews: 59 user | 24 critic

An old man and his sister are concealing a terrible secret from their adopted teen daughter, concerning a hidden abandon farmhouse, located deep in the woods.

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (written for the screen by), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at Internet Archive

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 35 titles
created 19 May 2011
 
a list of 31 titles
created 14 Jul 2012
 
a list of 33 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 26 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 21 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Red House" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Red House (1947)

The Red House (1947) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Red House.
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Red House II (2014)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

A young woman who has just inherited a remote house in the woods invites her friends along for a vacation as she checks out the place. But their recreation is soon interrupted by torture, madness and murder...

Director: Gregory Avellone
Stars: Kate French, Brendan Wayne, John Otrin
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A man dreams he committed murder, then begins to suspect it was real.

Director: Maxwell Shane
Stars: Paul Kelly, DeForest Kelley, Ann Doran
Black Tuesday (1954)
Film-Noir | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Gangster Vincent Canelli and bank robber Peter Manning escape from Death Row minutes before their execution by electric chair.

Director: Hugo Fregonese
Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Jean Parker, Peter Graves
Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

When a man in mid-life crisis befriends a young woman, her venal fiancé persuades her to con him out of some of the fortune she thinks he has.

Director: Fritz Lang
Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, Dan Duryea
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

David Wilton, John Aynesworth, and Smith are among a group of cadets hoping to become pilots in the Royal Air Force. David, however, has poor height perception and cannot master his ... See full summary »

Director: John Boulting
Stars: Richard Attenborough, Jack Watling, David Tomlinson
Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A young manipulative woman moves in with her fiances family and turns a happy household against itself.

Directors: John Brahm, John Cromwell, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Anne Baxter, Ralph Bellamy, Aline MacMahon
Shock (1946)
Film-Noir | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A psychologically distraught woman is committed to a private sanitarium by the man whom she witnessed commit a murder.

Director: Alfred L. Werker
Stars: Vincent Price, Lynn Bari, Frank Latimore
Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In 1820s New England beautiful but poor and manipulative Jenny Hager marries rich old man Isaiah Poster but also seduces his son and his company foreman.

Directors: Edgar G. Ulmer, Douglas Sirk
Stars: Hedy Lamarr, George Sanders, Louis Hayward
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A lawyer suffers a guilt complex after getting a murder acquittal for his client, and then finding out she did commit the crime.

Director: Peter Godfrey
Stars: Angela Lansbury, Raymond Burr, Dick Foran
Quicksand (1950)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

After borrowing $20 from his employer's cash register, an auto mechanic is plunged into a series of increasingly disastrous circumstances which rapidly spiral out of his control.

Director: Irving Pichel
Stars: Mickey Rooney, Jeanne Cagney, Barbara Bates
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

When a conservative middle-aged professor engages in a minor dalliance with a femme fatale, he is plunged into a nightmarish quicksand of blackmail and murder.

Director: Fritz Lang
Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, Raymond Massey
Vice Squad (1953)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Police procedural film following a few cases assigned to LAPD captain of detectives Barney Barnaby.

Director: Arnold Laven
Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Paulette Goddard, K.T. Stevens
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Lon McCallister ...
...
Ellen Morgan
...
Teller
Allene Roberts ...
Meg
...
Tibby
Ona Munson ...
Mrs. Storm
Harry Shannon ...
Dr. Jonathan Byrne
Arthur Space ...
The Sheriff
Edit

Storyline

Pete and Ellen have reared Meg as their own, ever since she was a baby and her parents took off. Now a teen, Meg convinces her friend Nath to come help with chores on the farm: Pete isn't getting around on his wooden leg like he used to. When Nath insists on using a short cut home through the woods, Pete gets quite agitated and warns him of screams in the night, of terrors associated with the red house. Curious, Meg and Nath ignore his warnings and begin exploring. Meg begins falling in love with Nath, but his girlfriend Tibby has other plans for him. Meanwhile they all get closer to real danger and the dark secret of the red house. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

You Dare Not Even Guess The Strange Love Story of 'The Red House' See more »


Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 July 1947 (France)  »

Also Known As:

No Trespassing  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Final film of Ona Munson. See more »

Quotes

Pete Morgan: There's a curse on those woods.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in On the Road (2012) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
eerie and memorable
15 April 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First, I saw this as a child and recall being absolutely mesmerized and terrified by the creepy music associated with the house. Upon seeing it again some months back, I was immediately brought back to childhood and felt the same strangled dread. Sometimes memories of things from youth don't hold up but in this case, RED HOUSE remains a bizarre and scary movie into adulthood.

Robinson's performance is very atypical but effective. He was a far more versatile actor than most people realize. As definitive as his fatcat gangster kingpin roles were in LITTLE CAESAR, KEY LARGO and the like, he was equally believable as victims and suckers, as in movies like SCARLET STREET.

It is surprising that the studio was able to slip some very sexual material by the censors into this movie; Robinson is a deeply troubled and surprisingly sympathetic "deviant" here and things are handled with relative frankness.

This isn't a perfect movie (some motivational problems in particular) and i didn't plan to comment on it, but i strongly disagree with the comments of another reviewer who dismissed Robinson so I wanted to briefly opine with my dissenting opinion. One final note: besides the highly chilling music, this movie features a very haunting ending that will stay with you. This is pretty twisted stuff given the era, and despite some datedness, it's certainly worth a look for those who like their noir Gothic and haunted.


41 of 43 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Advantages to a bad print. CahillSellers
Allene Roberts AlanLinell
Restored Version? orionstarman
can anyone tell me how it ends? bah_humbug15
freudian sickness mineralskin
ONA MUNSON'S LAST FILM whpratt1
Discuss The Red House (1947) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?