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House By The River (1950)
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06.25.09

House By The River (1950) The unsuccessful writer Stephen Byrne tries to force his servant Emily Gaunt sexually while his wife Marjorie Byrne is visiting a friend and accidentally strangles her. His crippled brother John Byrne coincidently comes to his house in that moment, and Stephen asks him to help to get rid of the corpse and avoid an scandal, since his wife would be pregnant. The naive and good John helps his brother to dump the body in the river nearby his house. Stephen uses the disappearance of Emily to blame her and promote his book. When the body is found by the police, all the evidences points to John, and he becomes the prime suspect of the murder.

Movie Tagline:
WOMEN SPOKE OF HER with Scorn...MEN THOUGHT OF HER with Longing!

Also Known As:
Floodtide

Title: House By The River
Release Date: March 25, 1950
Runtime: 88 mins
Genre: Crime
All Genres: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Horror
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Black and White
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 7.4
Buried.com Rating: 8.4 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With H

MPAA Rating: Approved

Director(s):
Fritz Lang

Cast:
Louis Hayward ...Stephen Byrne
Jane Wyatt ...Marjorie Byrne
Lee Bowman ...John Byrne
Dorothy Patrick ...Emily Gaunt
Ann Shoemaker ...Mrs. Ambrose - Stephen's houseeper
Jody Gilbert ...Flora Bantam - John's housekeeper
Sarah Padden ...Mrs. Beach - Stephen's elderly cook
Peter Brocco ...Harry - coroner chairing inquest
Howland Chamberlain ...D.A.-prosecutor at inquest
Leslie Kimmell ...Mr. Gaunt
Effie Laird ...Mrs. Gaunt
Will Wright ...Inspector Sarten
Kathleen Freeman ...Effie Ferguson - Party Guest
Margaret Seddon ...Mrs. Whittaker - Party Guest
Alex Gerry ...Miller, bookseller
Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer ...Walter Herbert, office boy
George Taylor ...Coroner's Court Clerk
Edgar Caldwell ...Square Dancer
Edward Clark ...Minor Role
Frank Dae ...Colonel Davis
Watson Downs ...Older Man
Edythe Elliott ...Minor Role
William Fawcett ...Elmer - with chicken cage in John's office
Ethel Greenwood ...Square Dancer
Frank Jaquet ...Minor Role
Candy McDowell ...Girl
Judy Sochor ...Girl

Producer(s):
Robert Peters
Howard Welsch

Writer(s):
Mel Dinelli
A.P. Herbert

Composer(s):
George Antheil




More Movie Taglines:
  • WOMEN SPOKE OF HER with Scorn...MEN THOUGHT OF HER with Longing!
  • Enticing blonde beauty lures a lover's straying eyes ...
Movie Trivia:
  • Fritz Lang originally wanted a black woman to play the role of Emily Gaunt but the producers refused.
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