Thursday, July 27, 2017

House by the River (1950) Louis Hayward






A deranged writer murders a maid after she resists his advances. The writer engages his brother's help in hiding the body, and then watches as the brother becomes the prime suspect.

Director:

 Fritz Lang

Writers:

 Mel Dinelli (screenplay), A.P. Herbert (novel)

Stars:

 Louis HaywardLee BowmanJane Wyatt 

Louis Hayward plays a frustrated novelist who makes a big mistake when he attempts to seduce the house maid.  I mean this guy is a real jerk, he's married to the beautiful Jane Wyatt, and he wants a piece of all the action. He murders the maid and becomes obsessed with the feeling that his victim may not be dead. I found House By The River to be a dark and suspenseful masterpiece from a great director.★★★

Louis Hayward & Jane Wyatt 

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