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House By the River

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Genres: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Starring: Louis Hayward, Jane Wyatt, Lee Bowman
Director: Fritz Lang
Plot Synopsis:

Exiled to Republic Pictures, Fritz Lang (Metropolis, Scarlet Street) created House by the River, a shocking and mordant low-budget thriller. Like fellow cinema giants Orson Welles and John Ford, Lang enjoyed a freedom at Republic that allowed him to make a truly unique and personal film. Regarding House by the River, Cahiers du Cinéma declared, “Lang’s main erotic obsession is displayed more clearly than in any of his other films.” Victorian ne’er-do-well Stephen Byrne (Louis Hayward, And Then There Were None) assaults and accidentally murders his wife’s virginal housekeeper. With the reluctant assistance of loyal brother John (Lee Bowman, Bataan), Stephen remorselessly consigns the girl’s corpse to the river. But as John’s affection for Stephen’s wife Marjorie (Jane Wyatt, Pitfall), police suspicion about the girl’s disappearance, and the depths of Stephen’s depravity all escalate, the river itself provokes a horrifying reunion between victim and murderer. Boasting an ingenious script by The Spiral Staircase scribe Mel Dinelli and evocative photography by seven-time Oscar® nominee Edward Cronjager (Heaven Can Wait), House by the River is a criminally underrated American film, both a work of art and a moral nightmare.

  • Release Details
    Release Date: January 14th, 2020
    Movie Release Year: 1950
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Kino Lorber Studio Classics
  • Technical Specs
    Length:88 Minutes
    Specs:Blu-ray Disc
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p AVC/MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.37:1
    Audio Formats:English: DTS-HD MA 2.0 Mono
    Subtitles/Captions:English SDH
    Special Features:• NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Alexandra Heller-Nicholas• Interview with Celebrated Producer and Historian Pierre Rissient• Trailers