Swamp Water
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Swamp Water
Noted French director Jean Renoir made his American debut with this 1941 film. Walter Brennan plays Tom Keefer, a man who is falsely convicted of a murder and sentenced to death by hanging. He has escaped from prison and is hiding out in Georgia's Okefenokee Swamp. Keefer is dedicated to finding the real killer and clearing his name. A trapper, Ben Ragan (Dana Andrews), is out searching for his dog when he finds Keefer hiding in the swamp. Ben believes the man's tale of being falsely railroaded. The two men trap animals, and Ben sells the furs, while his father (Walter Huston) eats the… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"ean Renoir's Swamp Water stands out as an example of how an artist's genius can assert itself even when his product has been taken away from him,"
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"If Renoir was left alone from Zanuck's heavy hand, this melodrama would have perhaps turned out to be an American classic."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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