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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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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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