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House by the River
(DVD)

DIRECTED BY - Fritz Lang


Shot on Republic Pictures' poverty row, which afforded director Fritz Lang creative freedom while limiting his budget, this haunting melodrama stars Louis Hayward as Stephen Byrne (DANCE, GIRL, DANCE), a wealthy writer given to bouts of violence and dementia. When his attempts to seduce his wife's maid are rebuffed, he murders her and solicits his brother John's (Lee Bowman) help in disposing of the body in the river. Stephen's wife, Marjorie (Jane Wyatt, BOOMERANG!), is innocent of her husband's activities, while the upstanding John has growing affections for his brother's wife. As the authorities close in, this love triangle moves toward a dramatic face-off by the river's edge.

GENRES - drama

Film Info

RUNTIME - 85 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 1950

FORMAT - DVD Region 1

COUNTRY - United States

LANGUAGE - English

ATTRIBUTES - Black & White, Full-Frame

Director

Fritz Lang

Star(s)

Louis Hayward

Star(s)

Lee Bowman

Star(s)

Jane Wyatt

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