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The Red House -- Pete and Ellen have reared Meg as their own, ever since she was a baby and her parents took off. Now a teen...
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Director:
Writers:
George Agnew Chamberlain (novel)
Delmer Daves (written for the screen by)
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Release Date:
21 July 1947 (France) See more »
Tagline:
Of this man ... and the girl who lived in The Red House ... people spoke only in whispers! (poster) See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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60 Years Later It Still Stands Tall. See more (58 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Edward G. Robinson ... Pete Morgan
Lon McCallister ... Nath Storm

Judith Anderson ... Ellen Morgan

Rory Calhoun ... Teller
Allene Roberts ... Meg

Julie London ... Tibby
Ona Munson ... Mrs. Storm
Harry Shannon ... Dr. Jonathan Byrne
Arthur Space ... The Sheriff
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Pat Flaherty ... Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)
Walter Sande ... Don Brent (uncredited)

Directed by
Delmer Daves 
 
Writing credits
George Agnew Chamberlain (novel)

Delmer Daves (written for the screen by)

Albert Maltz  uncredited

Produced by
Sol Lesser .... producer
 
Original Music by
Miklós Rózsa  (as Miklos Rozsa)
 
Cinematography by
Bert Glennon (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Merrill G. White  (as Merrill White)
 
Art Direction by
McClure Capps 
 
Costume Design by
Frank Beetson Jr.  (as Frank Beetson)
 
Makeup Department
Irving Berns .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Clem Beauchamp .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Stillman .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Frank McWhorter .... sound technician
Joseph I. Kane .... re-recording and effects mixer (uncredited)
Jack Noyes .... re-recording and effects mixer (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Warren Lynch .... transparency projection shots (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Eddie Fitzgerald .... second camera (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Samuel Hoffman .... musician: theremin (uncredited)
William A. Wilmarth .... music mixer (uncredited)
Eugene Zador .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Dorcy Howard .... interiors
Bob Larson .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
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100 min
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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
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Trivia:
The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film.See more »
Quotes:
Pete Morgan:There's a curse on those woods.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in On the Road (2012)See more »

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24 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
60 Years Later It Still Stands Tall., 21 November 2007
Author: vitaleralphlouis from United States

Until last night I hadn't seen this movie since being 9 years old in 1947. At that time it scared the hell out of me --- particular the ice house scene, etched forever in memory -- although THE RED HOUSE is not a horror movie. Looking at it again after 60 years it's still a winner.

However scary there's almost no violence, but instead it relies on the natural fright of living near a forbidden woods and the haunted RED HOUSE. The evil lies entirely in the mind of the old man (Edward G. Robinson) and the guilt from some long-ago crime. Lon McAlister plays the young man who enters the scene and other youngsters are played by Rory Calhoun and Julie London who later became stars.

It's easy to understand how the dark, forbidden woods affected me as a young child; but I doubt it would be so well received by today's kids. For one thing, they don't play outside much, let alone exploring in a dark woods or haunted house. Secondly, the woods was most likely torn down. My own woods --- circa 1947 -- had a stream, a swamp, a genuine haunted house, a pig's skeleton, and a road leading to nowhere. Today it's all gone; replaced by Holy Cross Hospital, part of the Washington Beltway, 40 new houses --- paradise swallowed up by progress. Nothing remains for today's kids.

The Red House is now in DVD. It's good; see it!

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