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: House by the River (1950) a Victorian Era Film Noir  ( 138 )
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A failed writer (Louis Hayward) accidentily murders the cute new maid (Dorothy Patrick) while his wife (Jane Wyatt) is out of the house visiting. He gets his invalid brother (Lee Bowman) to help him dispose of the body in the river by telling him that his wife is pregnant and that the shock might make her loose the baby. The body, concealed in a wood collection bag, pops to the surface and flows back and forth in front of the house driving the writer insane as he chases after it night after night through the flooded tidal islands and marsh grasses in a rowboat. When the body is finally discovered and an inquiery is made, the writer has no qualms letting his brother take the brunt of the courts suspicions. The sequences on the river are a bit reminicent of Night of the Hunter. 7/10

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