Swamp Water

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Swamp Water
SwampWaterPoster.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed by Jean Renoir
Produced by Irving Pichel
Written by Vereen Bell (novel)
Screenplay by Dudley Nichols
Based on Swamp Water 1940
Starring Walter Brennan
Walter Huston
Anne Baxter<br<Dana Andrews
Music by David Buttolph
Cinematography J. Peverell Marley
Lucien Ballard
Edited by Walter Thompson
Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox
Release dates
  • 1941 (1941)
Running time 88 min.
Country United States
Language English
Budget $601,900[1]

Swamp Water is a 1941 film directed by Jean Renoir, starring Walter Brennan and Walter Huston, produced at 20th Century Fox, and based on the novel by Vereen Bell. The drama was shot on location at Okefenokee Swamp, Waycross, Georgia, USA. This was Renoir's first American film. The movie was remade in 1952 as Lure of the Wilderness, directed by Jean Negulesco.

Plot outline[edit]

This film, like the novel on which it is based, is about a young boy, Ben, (Dana Andrews) who encounters a fugitive Tom Keefer (Walter Brennan) from a murder charge while hunting in the Okefenokee Swamp. The two form a partnership in which the youngster sells the animals hunted and trapped by both until townsfolk become suspicious.

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Reception[edit]

Although Renoir had difficulty adapting to Hollywood production methods, the film was popular at the box office and made a profit.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Rudy Behlmer, Ed, Memo from Darryl F. Zanuck, Grove Press, 1993 p54

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