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Dark Waters (1944 film)

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Director  Andre de Toth
Music director  Miklos Rozsa
Duration  
Language  English
6.5/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery
Producer  Benedict Bogeaus
Country  United States
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Release date  November 21, 1944 (1944-11-21) (United States)
Based on  The Saturday Evening Post serial Dark Waters  by Francis M. Cockrell Marian B. Cockrell
Writer  Francis M. Cockrell (original story), Marian B. Cockrell (original story), Joan Harrison (screenplay), Marian B. Cockrell (screenplay), Arthur T. Horman (additional dialogue)
Cast  Merle Oberon (Leslie Calvin), Franchot Tone (Dr. George Grover), Thomas Mitchell (Mr. Sydney), Fay Bainter (Aunt Emily), Elisha Cook Jr. (Cleeve), John Qualen (Uncle Norbert)
Similar movies  Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, The Boy Next Door, Black Swan, The Third Man, Hell Drivers, Once Upon a Time in the West
Tagline  Was love or madness to be her fate?

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Dark Waters is a 1944 Gothic film noir based on the novel of the same name by Francis and Marian Cockrell. It was directed by Andre DeToth and starred Merle Oberon, Franchot Tone and Thomas Mitchell.

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Plot

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A shaken survivor of a ship sunk by a submarine travels to her aunt and uncle's Louisiana plantation to recuperate, but her relatives have other ideas.

Cast

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  • Merle Oberon as Leslie Calvin
  • Franchot Tone as Dr. George Grover
  • Thomas Mitchell as Mr. Sydney
  • Fay Bainter as Aunt Emily
  • Elisha Cook, Jr. as Cleeve
  • John Qualen as Uncle Norbert
  • Rex Ingram as Pearson Jackson
  • Nina Mae McKinney as Florella
  • Critical response

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    Slant Magazine's film critic, Glenn Heath Jr., liked the film writing, "Mood dictates narrative in Andre de Toth's Dark Waters, a hallucinatory jigsaw puzzle set in the deep swamps of 1940s Louisiana that becomes a perfect breeding ground for noirish shadows and deceptive wordplay ... Dark Waters ends with multiple dead bodies sinking into the bayou and Leslie directly confronting what one character calls her "persuasion complex." The bravura finale through the oozing locale is a stunner, and despite some surface romance that feels a bit forced, the film stays true to its mystically dark mood, a slithering distant cousin to Tourneur's I Walked with a Zombie.

    References

    Dark Waters (1944 film) Wikipedia
    Dark Waters (1944 film) IMDbDark Waters (1944 film) themoviedb.org


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