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The Red House (1947)

Approved | | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery | 1947 (UK)
An old man and his sister are concealing a terrible secret from their adopted teen daughter, concerning a hidden abandoned farmhouse, located deep in the woods.

Director:

Delmer Daves

Writers:

George Agnew Chamberlain (novel), Delmer Daves (written for the screen by)
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Complete credited cast:
Edward G. Robinson ... Pete Morgan
Lon McCallister ... Nath Storm
Judith Anderson ... Ellen Morgan
Rory Calhoun ... Teller
Allene Roberts ... Meg Morgan
Julie London ... Tibby Rinton
Ona Munson ... Mrs. Storm
Harry Shannon ... Dr. Byrne
Arthur Space ... The Sheriff
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Storyline

Pete (Edward G. Robinson) and Ellen Morgan (Dame Judith Anderson) have reared Meg (Allene Roberts) as their own, ever since she was a baby and her parents took off. Now a teen, Meg convinces her friend Nath Storm (Lon McCallister) to come help with chores on the farm: Pete isn't getting around on his wooden leg like he used to. When Nath insists on using a short cut home through the woods, Pete gets quite agitated and warns him of screams in the night, of terrors associated with the red house. Curious, Meg and Nath ignore his warnings and begin exploring. Meg begins falling in love with Nath, but his girlfriend Tibby Rinton (Julie London) has other plans for him. Meanwhile, they all get closer to real danger and the dark secret of the red house. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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USTED NUNCA INMAGINACA LA EXTRANA HISTORIA DE AMOR "EL SECRETO DE LA CASA ROJA"! (Spanish poster-all caps)) See more »


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Trivia

Final theatrical movie of Ona Munson (Mrs. Storm). See more »

Goofs

Nat arrives home in a yellow school bus clearly marked as UNION HIGH SCHOOL. Yet, he wears a varsity sweater with an 'S' on it rather than a 'U.' See more »

Quotes

Pete Morgan: There's one thing you gotta do for me, stay outta those woods.
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Great film, often overlooked today
22 June 2002 | by Hessian499See all my reviews

Well acted, well written and beautifully photographed, The Red House is overlooked by many today but is a wonderful film to watch. It starts off a little slowly, but the tension builds up quickly and the diverse elements in the plot come together over time. The footage of the woods and countryside alone is worth the time to watch this film, as it looks to have been filmed in the ranches and forests of rural California and the whole setting looks like a picture postcard. All the cast is great, most especially Robinson in a powerful performance, as well as a very young Julie London who plays the beautiful local rich girl. This film is a winner on a lot of levels - watch it!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1947 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Sol Lesser Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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