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George Agnew Chamberlain (novel)
Delmer Daves (written for the screen by)
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Release Date:
21 July 1947 (France) See more »
Of this man ... and the girl who lived in The Red House ... people spoke only in whispers! (poster) See more »
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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  (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)
Crew verified as complete

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100 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
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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 »
Nath Storm:I don't care what Pete said, I wish we were prowling in the woods today.See more »


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44 out of 47 people found the following review useful.
A sadly unknown film...., 15 September 2000
Author: L_CELINE ( from seattle, wash, usa, earth...

I first heard of this film when Scorcesse mentioned it on his documentary, "A Journey Through American Cinema"...always wanting to see something new, I found a copy of it at work and took it home....WOW!!! This is one of the greatest low budget thriller/melodramas I have ever seen...definately up there with Jacque Tourner's "Cat People" and Edgar Ulmer's "Detour"...Daves conjures up a moltov cocktail of sexual frustration, psychological S&M, and pubescent curiosity that seems primed to explode at any minute, and the volatility of it all is what keeps you in suspense. Even if you do figure out the secret of the red house half way through (I did), the performances of everybody involved (especially Edward G Robinson) keeps your eyes glued to the screen from beginning all the way to the bitter and somewhat ironic end....if you ever run across it, please check it out....sadly, the prints that are available are a bit scratchy at best (which is what happens when a film is forgotten), but the film is an experience everybody should see for themselves.....

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