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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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Cast

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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
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Pat Flaherty ... Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)
Walter Sande ... Don Brent (uncredited)
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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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Sound Mix:
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:Everything I love... dies.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in On the Road (2012)See more »

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38 out of 40 people found the following review useful.
eerie and memorable, 15 April 2003
Author: secragt from United States

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.

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