The Woman in White (1948 film)
|The Woman in White|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Peter Godfrey|
|Produced by||Henry Blanke|
|Screenplay by||Stephen Morehouse Avery|
|Based on||the novel The Woman in White
by Wilkie Collins
|Music by||Max Steiner|
|Cinematography||Carl E. Guthrie|
|Editing by||Clarence Kolste|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
|Running time||109 minutes|
The Woman in White is a 1948 film directed by Peter Godfrey and featuring Alexis Smith, Eleanor Parker, Sydney Greenstreet, and Gig Young. The production is based on Wilkie Collins' novel of the same name.
Arriving at an estate in England to teach drawing to wealthy Laura Fairlie, artist Walter Hartright sees a mysterious woman in white who promptly vanishes.
Count Alesandro Fosco then arrives. He explains that the woman must have been an escapee from a nearby asylum. Walter enters the house, where he meets Laura's beautiful cousin Marian, her nurse Mrs. Vesey and her invalid uncle, Frederick.
Walter is strongly attracted to Laura but she marries her fiance, Sir Percival Glyde. But after the wedding, her personality changes, the servants are dismissed and she fears her husband simply wants her fortune.
The long-ago vanishing of Ann Catherick comes to Walter's attention and she is the woman in white. But she is killed and now an attempt is made to drive Laura mad, even making her believe that she is actually Ann.
Laura is imprisoned in the asylum, but escapes. Fosco is stabbed by his wife, the countess, while Walter and Marian fall in love.
- Alexis Smith as Marian Halcombe
- Eleanor Parker as Laura Fairlie / Ann Catherick
- Sydney Greenstreet as Count Fosco
- Gig Young as Walter Hartright
- Agnes Moorehead as Countess Fosco
- John Abbott as Frederick Fairlie
- John Emery as Sir Percival Glyde
- Curt Bois as Louis
- Emma Dunn as Mrs. Vesey
- Matthew Boulton as Doctor Nevin
- Anita Sharp-Bolster as Mrs. Todd
- Clifford Brooke as Jepson
- Barry Bernard as Dimmock
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