Swamp Water (1941) - Plot Summary Poster



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  • A hunter happens upon a fugitive and his daughter living in a Georgia swamp. He falls in love with the girl and persuades the fugitive to return to town.

  • While participating in a posse to hunt down the fugitive Tom Keefer, who is accused of murdering a local inhabitant, the young Ben Ragan loses his dog Trouble in the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia. He returns to the swamp to seek his dog out but he is captured by Tom. Soon he learns that Tom Keeler is innocent and has a daughter, Julie, who is raised by the local merchant Marty McCord. Ben has an argument with his father Thursday Ragan and he moves to a shanty that belongs to Marty. Then he associate to Tom Keeler to hunt animals in the swamp and he shares the profit of selling furs with Julie. Soon they fall in love with each other. One day, Ben witnesses Bud Dorson and his brother Tim Dorson stealing Marty's pigs. There is a meeting in the village with Sheriff Jeb McKane to find the thief and Ben's ex-girlfriend Mabel MacKenzie is jealous of Ben and accuses Tom Keefer. The sheriff organizes a search party to hunt Tom down, but Ben presses Jesse Wick, who is harassing his stepmother Hannah, and he finds who the real killers are. He wants Tom to return to the village, but Tom suspects that Ben might intend to betray him.


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