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Swamp Woman (1941)

Into the vast swamplands hurry three people; honky tonk dancer Annabelle Tollington (Ann Corio), cheap promoter "Flash" Bland (Jay Novello) trying to catch Annabelle, and escaping convict ... See full summary »


Elmer Clifton


Fred McConnell (story), George Arthur Durlam (screenplay) (as G.A. Durlam)




Complete credited cast:
Ann Corio ... Annabelle Tollington
Jack La Rue ... Pete Oliver / Pierre Pertinax Pontineau Briand Broussicourt d'Olivier
Mary Hull Mary Hull ... Lizbet Tollington
Ian MacDonald ... Det. Lt. Rance
Jay Novello ... 'Flash' Brand
Richard Deane Richard Deane ... Jeff Carter
Lois Austin Lois Austin ... Mary Tollington
Earl Gunn Earl Gunn ... Jed Tollington
Guy Wilkerson ... Abner Enderberry
Jimmy Aubrey ... Tod Appleby
Carlin Sturdevant Carlin Sturdevant ... Granny Grundy
Ernie Adams ... Spratt
Frank Hagney ... Guard


Into the vast swamplands hurry three people; honky tonk dancer Annabelle Tollington (Ann Corio), cheap promoter "Flash" Bland (Jay Novello) trying to catch Annabelle, and escaping convict Jeff Carter (Richard Deane), only a few steps ahead of the bloodhounds of Police Lieutenant Rance (Ian MacDonald). Jeff reaches the cabin of Lizbet Tollington (Mary Hull), Annabelle's niece, and fiancée of trapper Pete Oliver (Jack La Rue), Annabelle's ex-sweetheart. Lizbet, seeing Jeff in the mirror as she tries on her wedding gown, believes him to be the man she will eventually marry, as stipulated in an old proverb of the swamps. She hides Jeff from the law. Annabelle, determined to break Lizbet's engagement to Pete, tells him that Lizbet is hiding a man in her cabin. The enraged Pete cools off when he realizes that Lizbet loves Jeff and determines to help him. Rance arrives and recognizes Annabelle as "The Swamp Woman" of the honky tonk, whose testimony saved "Flash" from a prison sentence on the... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Release Date:

5 December 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Swamp Lady See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


This film received its earliest documented television showings in New York City Friday 10 September 1948 on WATV (Channel 13), in Detroit Friday 29 October 1948 on WXYZ (Channel 7), in Dayton Tuesday 3 May 1949 on WHIO (Channel 13), in Albuquerque Saturday 13 August 1949 on KOB (Channel 4), and in Los Angeles Wednesday 5 July 1950 on KTLA (Channel 5). See more »


You Surprise Me
Written by Eddie Cherkose and Jacques Press
Sung by Ann Corio
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Fun Poverty Row Exotica!
25 November 2015 | by gnok2002See all my reviews

I am adding reviews for all films I've seen that so far lack one, this time I get a chance to review one I like, this was shown on satellite station information TV, the print was worn and only ran 60 minutes, review follows... This is an enjoyable slice of poverty row melodrama, into the swampland arrive an escaped convict, with a cop in pursuit, and ex resident honky-tonk dancer, perused by her sleazy manager, the convict falls for a local girl, and all is resolved by a link between the characters, but what makes this fun to watch is a good creation of the cut off world of the swampland, and the central performance of famous stripper Ann Corio, in her first film, she had another 4 exotic roles in the next 3 years, all worth a look; recommended as long as you like 40's poverty row films, Good!

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