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Floods of Fear (1958)

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Two inmates working to shore up a dike during a severe flood are swept away in the current along with their guard. The three of them wind up in an isolated house whose flooded interior contains a frightened woman.

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Donovan
Anne Heywood ...
Elizabeth Matthews
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Peebles
Harry H. Corbett ...
Sharkey
John Crawford ...
Jack Murphy
Eddie Byrne ...
Sheriff
John Phillips ...
Dr. Matthews
Guy Kingsley Poynter ...
Deputy Sheriff
James Dyrenforth ...
Mayor
Gordon Tanner ...
Lt. Colonel
Gaylord Cavallaro ...
National Guard #1
Ed Devereaux ...
National Guard #2
Barry Lowe ...
National Guard #3
Jerry Stovin ...
National Guard #4
Bill Edwards ...
Deputy #1
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Two inmates working to shore up a dike during a severe flood are swept away in the current along with their guard. The three of them wind up in an isolated house whose flooded interior contains a frightened woman.

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12 February 1959 (Netherlands)  »

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De dag van vergelding  »

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Above average British noir
25 September 2006 | by (Braintree, MA) – See all my reviews

FLOODS OF FEAR is a very interesting and tight little thriller, sort of a CANON CITY in the rain. Escaped convicts hole up in a literally falling-apart house to escape extreme floods with not unpredictable melodrama ensuing. But what keeps the film moving along, like the constant menacing waves always inches from the screen, is its interesting series of twists and turns once the initial setup passes. And the special effects are an often brilliant mix of miniatures, intense live action and stock footage; a palpable sense of menace and fear hangs over the entire film, quite relentlessly. From the very opening shot to the very last, the water is never calm and there's little humor or relief. So it actually fits nicely into the noir cycle and is quite entertaining, though it is hampered by most of the film's leads' inability to pull of the American accent.


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