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 Woman in White
by Wilkie Collins
|Music by||Max Steiner|
|Cinematography||Carl E. Guthrie|
|Edited by||Clarence Kolster|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
The Woman in White is a 1948 drama film directed by Peter Godfrey and featuring Alexis Smith, Eleanor Parker, Sydney Greenstreet, and Gig Young. The screenplay is based on Wilkie Collins' novel of the same name.
Count Alesandro Fosco (Sydney Greenstreet) 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 (Alexis Smith), her nurse Mrs. Vesey (Emma Dunn) and her invalid uncle, Frederick (John Abbott).
Walter is strongly attracted to Laura but she marries her fiancé, Sir Percival Glyde (John Emery). 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 Anne Catherick (Parker) 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 Anne.
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 / Anne 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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