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 ...
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John Phillips ...
Dr. Matthews
Guy Kingsley Poynter ...
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James Dyrenforth ...
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Gordon Tanner ...
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Gaylord Cavallaro ...
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Ed Devereaux ...
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Barry Lowe ...
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Jerry Stovin ...
National Guard #4
Bill Edwards ...
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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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20 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie only once - in 1959 when it came out. I was only about 9 years old at the time and it scared me. But at the same time I really liked it - to me it seemed to be an adventure film. Of course that was only the mind of a nine year old. I did not realize the real drama going on till now, as I think about it. The characters--of whom I remember Howard Keel most because I had seen him in a good many movies before this one. I expected to hear him sing--since most of his movies had been musicals. But he really was forceful and did a good job of making the most of his role. I thought he can act as well as sing! The film was tense- and full of suspense. To this day I am afraid of large bodies of water. All and all I found this a film I would like to see again. Unfortuanaley I have not been able to find it on video or on TV. I recommend it and hope to see it and also add it to my collection.


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