Dark Waters

  • Film
  • Thrillers
Woman-in-peril thriller with Oberon, orphaned and left a nervous wreck by a World War II torpedoing, recuperating with relatives living in Louisiana (in an old dark house, naturally) who conspire to have her declared insane so that they can claim her fortune. Oberon is tiresomely tremulous, and the script almost as shaky; but the sterling efforts of De Toth and cameraman John Mescall (whose lighting invests the bayou swamplands surrounding the house with a magically eerie mystery) combine to turn dross into a wonderfully mean and moody slice of Southern Gothic.

Release details

Duration: 90 mins

Cast and crew

Director: André De Toth
Screenwriter: Joan Harrison, Marian Cockrell
Cast: Merle Oberon
Franchot Tone
Thomas Mitchell
Fay Bainter
John Qualen
Elisha Cook Jr
Rex Ingram
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