House by the River (1950)


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Mystery & Thriller, Crime, Drama
1h 28min


Louis Hayward
Stephen Byrne
Jane Wyatt
Marjorie Byrne
Lee Bowman
John Byrne
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
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 Switzer
Walter Herbert, office boy
George Taylor
Coroner's Court Clerk


Louis Hayward stars as a wealthy man who tries to seduce the family maid. She resists, and he kills her. Long jealous of his brother Lee Bowman, Hayward does his best to pin the blame for the murder on his sibling. Also affected by Hayward's arrogant dementia is his long-suffering wife Jane Wyatt. Originally, director Lang had proposed that the unfortunate maid be a black woman, but was over ruled

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