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Swamp Water (1941) was a Drama - Black-and-white Film directed by Irving Pichel and Jean Renoir and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck and Irving Pichel.

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Jean Renoir's "Swamp Water"

By Stephen Reginald on Mar 15, 2023 From Classic Movie Man

Jean Renoir's "Swamp Water" Swamp Water (1941) is an American crime drama set in the Okefenokee Swamp, Waycross, Georgia. The film was directed by Jean Renoir and stars Walter Brennan, Walther Huston, Anne Baxter, and Dana Andrews. The strong supporting cast includes Virginia Gilmore, John Carr... Read full article


Swamp Water (1941) with Walter Huston and Walter Brennan

By Orson De Welles on Mar 17, 2016 From Classic Film Freak

Share This!1941?s Swamp Water is a great example of the product not coming as advertised.? From the title and the promotional materials, including the theatrical poster, you?d think this is a typically substandard B-grade horror picture.? Granted, those sometimes schlocky horror pictures can be a gr... Read full article


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Quotes from

Ben: You tryin' to get me killed?
Tom Keefer: I'm tryin' to find out if there's anyone in the world who kin speak the honest truth.


Sheriff Jeb McKane: [admiring a panther hide] Where'd you catch him, Ben?
Ben: Back in the swamp.
Marty McCord: How'd you get him?
Ben: We got him with a load of buckshot.
Tim Dorson: Oh, so you was with somebody.
Ben: I mean me and my dog.
Tim Dorson: I knowed you had a smart dog, Ben, but I never heard he could handle a shotgun.


Tom Keefer: It's like being dead all these years, and now you're - you're a tellin' me to come back to life again.


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Facts about

Producer Irving Pichel directed some scenes, uncredited.
Linda Darnell was originally cast in the female lead, and never hid her disappointment when finding out that she had been replaced by Anne Baxter.
Original cinematographer Lucien Ballard was fired and replaced by J. Peverell Marley.
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Also directed by Jean Renoir




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Also produced by Darryl F. Zanuck




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Also released in 1941




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