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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 »
Awards:
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Entertaining and Creepy See more (57 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
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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:
Nath Storm:There's some connection between Pete's red house and whoever hit me.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in On the Road (2012)See more »

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15 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Entertaining and Creepy, 23 August 2004
Author: NoirFan62 from New Jersey

Watched this film recently and I really loved it! Entertaining throughout and with solid performances from a cast that consists of Edward G. Robinson, Lon McCallister, Judith Anderson, Rory Calhoun and Allene Roberts. The movie is very odd but incredibly atmospheric and at times, a bit spooky. Robinson and Anderson play a brother and sister who have adopted Roberts and have raised her as their own on their farm all the time concealing a dark secret that lays hidden in the red house beyond the woods. Robinson will go to whatever means he has to in order to protect the secret and that includes hiring Calhoun to scare away trespassers with his handy scope rifle. Young McCallister is hired by Robinson to help on the farm and soon proceeds to try and unravel the mystery with the help of Roberts. Excellent direction from Delmer Daves who pumps up the atmopshere with lots of whistling wind, creepy shots of the woods and terrific use of shadows. A mention also must be made regarding the great score by Miklós Rózsa which fits every scene perfectly and creates the right amount of eerieness at the right times. The ending is quite haunting also. A very good film that has become a quick favorite of mine and one I'll definitely be watching again.

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