The Red House
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Delmer Daves directs the noirish thriller The Red House, based on the novel by George Agnew Chamberlain. Edward G. Robinson plays Pete Morgan, a farmer who harbors dark secrets and refuses to let anyone near the red house in the woods behind the house. In order to fend off trespassers, he hires Teller (Rory Calhoun) to stand guard. He lives with his sister, Ellen (Judith Anderson), and his adopted daughter, Meg (Allene Roberts). When they hire Meg's friend, Nath Storm (Lon McCallister), to help out on the farm, the two kids start to wonder about the mysterious red house. The film features… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This isn't a noir in the traditional sense, but it boasts enough ingredients to pass as one."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"Has its effective moments."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A peculiar thriller with some horror overtones. It conjures up a wholesome small town feel, complete with nosy neighbors and gossip, and an undercurrent that grows increasingly darker."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Another classic Robinson performance in a moody thriller."
‑ Carol Cling, Las Vegas Review-Journal
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