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House by the River (1950)

aka House by the River

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Details: 88 mins · English


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Small Stephen Byrne
Small Marjorie Byrne
Small John Byrne
Small Emily Gaunt
No_movie_poster Mrs. Ambrose - Stephen's houseeper
No_movie_poster Flora Bantam - John's housekeeper
No_movie_poster Mrs. Beach - Stephen's elderly cook
No_movie_poster Harry - coroner chairing inquest
No_movie_poster D.A.-prosecutor at inquest
No_movie_poster Mr. Gaunt
No_movie_poster Mrs. Gaunt
Small Inspector Sarten
No_movie_poster Effie Ferguson - Party Guest
No_movie_poster Mrs. Whittaker - Party Guest
No_movie_poster Miller, bookseller
No_movie_poster Walter Herbert, office boy
No_movie_poster Coroner's Court Clerk
Small Effie Ferguson - Party Guest
No_movie_poster District Attorney


Small Fritz Lang Director
No_movie_poster Arthur Hilton Editor
No_movie_poster Edward Cronjager Director of Photography
No_movie_poster George Antheil Original Music Composer
No_movie_poster Howard Welsch Producer
No_movie_poster Mel Dinelli Writer
No_movie_poster A.P. Herbert Novel
No_movie_poster Arthur Hilton Editing


A rich novelist, Stephen Byrne, who lives and works by a river, kills his attractive maid after she begins screaming following a drunken pass. The writer, with the help of his limping brother, loads the body into an old sack and the pair throws the body into the river. Unfortunately, the body comes back up and floats by the house days later. Despite desperate attempts by the brothers to get the body, the police end up recovering it.

Byrne, who uses the woman's disappearance and killing for publicity for his books, realizes that his brother is the one who is going to be accused of the crime. Meanwhile, he begins writing a book about the crime in another attempt to cash in on the scandal. His wife and brother begin to fall in love, despite the fact that he has become the prime suspect.

Release Dates:

Theatrical : 1950-03-25 : United States of America

Theatrical : 1950-08-11 : Australia

Theatrical : Chile

Theatrical : 1951-08-25 : Sweden

Theatrical : 1953-05-29 : Portugal

Theatrical : 1957-05-08 : Denmark

Television : 1986-08-29 : West Germany

Television : 2012-03-11 : Finland