Saturday Matinee

The Red House

 

The Red House, also known as No Trespassing, is a 1947 psychological thriller starring Edward G. Robinson. It is adapted from the novel The Red House by George Agnew Chamberlain, published in 1943 by Popular Library.

Plot

Meg (Allene Roberts) lives with her adoptive parents, Pete (Edward G. Robinson) and Ellen Morgan (Judith Anderson). When Nath (Lon McCallister), a classmate of Meg's, comes to help on their farm, Pete repeatedly tells Meg and Nath to stay out of the surrounding woods. Out of curiosity, they disobey, and Pete is irate, subsequently hiring Teller (Rory Calhoun) to guard the woods. As Pete's rage devolves into madness, the kids start to discover the dark secrets that are buried in the nearby land.

Cast

  • Harry Carey as George Melton
  • C. Aubrey Smith as Allan Chadwick
  • Charles Winninger as Michael O'Brien
  • Alex Melesh as Josef (butler)
  • Maria Ouspenskaya as Madam Tanya
  • Helen Vinson as Arlene Terry
  • Rod La Rocque as Phil Hubert
  • Richard Carlson as James Houston
  • Jean Parker as Jean Lawrence
  • J. Anthony Hughes as Officer Johnson
  • Robert Homans as Sergeant
  • Virginia McMullen as Secretary
  • James Bush as Jace Taylor
  • William Bakewell as David Chad
 
 

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