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The House Across the Bay (1940)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 1 March 1940 (USA)
An aircraft designer falls for the wife of an imprisoned gangster. All goes well until the gangster gets out of prison...

Directors:

Archie Mayo, Alfred Hitchcock (uncredited)

Writers:

Myles Connolly (original story), Kathryn Scola (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
George Raft ... Steve Larwitt
Joan Bennett ... Brenda Bentley
Lloyd Nolan ... Slant Kolma
Walter Pidgeon ... Tim Nolan
Gladys George ... Mary Bogale
Peggy Shannon ... Alice
June Knight ... Babe
Joe Sawyer ... Charley (as Joseph Sawyer)
Cy Kendall ... Crawley
Billy Wayne Billy Wayne ... Barney
Georges Renavent Georges Renavent ... French Official
Max Wagner ... Jim
Frank Bruno Frank Bruno ... Jerry - Slant's Henchman
Joseph Crehan ... Federal Man
Edward Fielding ... Judge
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An aircraft designer falls for the wife of an imprisoned gangster. All goes well until the gangster gets out of prison...

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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This was one of two dozen Walter Wanger/Harry Sherman/Cinema Guild films originally released by United Artists, re-released theatrically in the 1940s by Masterpiece Productions, and ultimately sold by them for USA television syndication in 1950. It was first telecast in Atlanta Wednesday 24 May 1950 where it led off the series on WSB (Channel 8), in Cincinnati Saturday 27 May 1950 on WKRC (Channel 11), in Cleveland Sunday 11 June 1950 on WXEL (Channel 9), in Phoenix Wednesday 14 June 1950 on KPHO (Channel 5), in Detroit Sunday 18 June 1950 on WXYZ (Channel 7), in Albuquerque Tuesday 27 June 1950 on KOB (Channel 4), in both Chicago and Philadelphia and Boston Sunday 16 July 1950 on WENR (Channel 7) and on WFIL (Channel 6) and on WNAC (Channel 7), in New York City Saturday 19 August 1950 on WCBS (Channel 2), in Los Angeles Sunday 13 August 1950 on KTLA (Channel 5), in Pittsburgh Thursday 24 August 1950 on WDTV (Channel 3), and in San Francisco Saturday Saturday 10 February 1951 on KGO (Channel 7). See more »

Quotes

Brenda: Steve Larwitt loves me too. The one thing in his life that stops him going to pieces is me. I just can't let him down.
Tim: No, you can't...
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Connections

Referenced in The Alchemist in Hollywood (1940) See more »

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Chula Chihuahua
Written by Sidney Clare, Nick Castle & Jule Styne
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Starts well but tails off
17 May 2020 | by russjones-80887See all my reviews

A businessman's wife, without his knowledge, helps send him to prison to prevent him from being murdered by rivals. The plan backfires when he is sentenced to a ten year stretch.

Solid performance by George Raft as the husband and a typical tough girl performance by Joan Bennett as his wife. Some scenes were directed by Alfred Hitchcock but sadly the script, whilst containing some good dialogue, prevents this from being so much better.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Het huis aan de baai See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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