House by the River

Film, Drama
One of Fritz Lang's deathly constructs: a patently artificial period melodrama about an author (Hayward) who strangles his wife's maid and implicates his brother (Bowman) in the crime. It's a bleak, gloomy film, one in which the psychological undercurrents seem to be flooding over the banks, drowning any fleeting vestige of rationality in a perverse Teutonic romanticism.

By: TCh

Release details

88 mins

Cast and crew

Fritz Lang
Mel Dinelli
Jody Gilbert
Louis Hayward
Ann Shoemaker
Lee Bowman
Peter Brocco
Dorothy Patrick
Jane Wyatt
Kathleen Freeman