Sunday, February 8, 2015

Dark Waters (1944) - (Merle Oberon) US Title Card

Dark Waters (1944) - (Merle Oberon) US Title Card

This is an 11" x 14" US title card for the 1944 Andre De Toth film Dark Waters based on a novel by Francis M. and Marian B. Cockrell, screenplay by Joan Harrison and Marian B. Cockrell and starring Merle Oberon as Leslie Calvin. This is a gothic film noir set in the moody Louisiana swampland. Plot summary: Leslie Calvin is spending time with her aunt and uncle in the Louisiana swamps to recover from the trauma of having been aboard a ship that was sunk by a German U-Boat, but she must contend with evil miscreants who want to kill her and steal her family assets. Dr. George Grover [Franchot Tone] comes to her aid.

Cast and crew: Andre De Toth, Francis M. Cockrell, Marian B. Cockrell, Merle Oberon, Franchot Tone, Thomas Mitchell, Fay Bainter, Elisha Cook Jr., John Qualen, Rex Ingram, Nina Mae McKinney, Odette Myrtil, Eugene Borden

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