The Red House (1947)

Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Lon McCallister, Judith Anderson, Rory Calhoun
Director: Delmar Daves
Runtime: 101 Minutes
Language: English
Color:  Black and White
Format:  DVD-R
Rating: NR

Price: $9.95

The Red House

Directed by Delmer Daves

Edward G. Robinson ... Pete Morgan
Lon McCallister ... Nath Storm
Judith Anderson ... Ellen Morgan
Rory Calhoun ... Teller
Allene Roberts ... Meg Mogan
Julie London ... Tibby Renton
Ona Munson ... Mrs. Storm
Harry Shannon ... Dr. Johnathan Byrne
Arthur Space ... The Sheriff

Pete and Ellen reared Meg as their own ever since she was a baby and her parents disappeared. Now a teen, Meg convinces her friend Nath to come help with chores on the farm because Pete can't get 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. As with many of Delmer Daves' films, The Red House shows originality, flair, and an intense weaving of landscape, theme, and character. He consistently achieves moments of great subtlety as he subverts genre conventions. In addition, Lon McCallister and Allene Roberts deliver striking performances under Daves' sensitive direction.

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