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The Red House (1947)

Unrated | | 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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Cast

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 and Ellen have reared Meg as their own, ever since she was a baby and her parents took off. Now a teen, Meg convinces her friend Nath 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 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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You Dare Not Even Guess The Strange Love Story of 'The Red House' See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1947 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

No Trespassing See more »

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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Final film of Ona Munson. 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: [to Ellen] There's a curse on those woods.
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Not knowing a secret will haunt you.
7 September 2002 | by michaelRokeefeSee all my reviews

Thrilling Film-Noir written and directed by Delmer Daves. A crippled farmer(Edward G. Robinson)living with his sister(Judith Anderson) and adopted daughter(Allene Roberts)is hard pressed to deal with a young man(Lon McCallister)that comes to help out with chores. The young man is a friend of the daughter, but has romantic feelings for the school "hottie" Julie London. Robinson becomes deeper obsessed with keeping everyone away from a mysterious red house hidden in the woods that surround his property. Not only is London very young at this time in her career, but so is Rory Calhoun who hunts the woods and discourages trespassers. This is a passionate and atmospheric mystery that is supported by the haunting music of Miklos Rozsa. I especially enjoyed the scene of McCallister trying to go through the woods in the hard driving rain storm with the creepy music background. If you get the chance to see this on TCM, AMC or PBS...don't pass it up.


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