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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

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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Storyline

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:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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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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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Hitchcock shot some scenes involving actors Pidgeon and Bennett in a plane. They state he did this as a favor to this film's producer Walter Wanger, with whom Hitchcock had worked on Foreign Correspondent (1940). See more »

Quotes

Mary: Oh that cheap liquor. Why do I do it?
Brenda: Because you're just crazy about bicarbonate of soda.
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Connections

Referenced in Famous Movie Dogs (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

A Hundred Kisses from Now
Written by George R. Brown & Irving Actman
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Worth It If Only For Gladys George
14 February 2006 | by HandlinghandelSee all my reviews

Joan Bennett plays a chanteuse. Her first song is a la Carmen Miranda and involves her Chihuahua. That song is a must.

George Raft has a relatively small role, though he gets top billing. Bennett is the focus. Lloyd Nolan plays a sleazy lawyer. Walter Pigeon is an entrepreneur who falls for Bennett.

Early in the movie, Raft is sent to Alcatraz. The scenes in which we see wives and girlfriends on a boat going from San Francisco to the jail are beautiful. And on the ship is -- Gladys George.

What a marvelous actress she was! She was poignant and could be witty when asked to be (as she is here.) Bennett is chic and her acting is good. But Gladys George is my girl.


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