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Adapted from a [[Feature~V145324~Saturday Evening Post~saturdayeveningpuss]] serial by [[Performer~P316707~Frank~frankcockrell]] and [[Performer~P168752~Marian Cockrell~mariancockrell]], [[Feature~V161575~Dark Waters~darkwaters]] stars [[Performer~P53758~Merle Oberon~merleoberon]] as heiress Leslie Calvin, a woman with a neurotic aversion to water. This stems from the fact that in her childhood, Leslie was one of four survivors of a torpedoed steamship. Preying upon Leslie's fears, conniving Mr. Sydney ([[Performer~P103093~Thomas Mitchell~thomasmitchell]]), a guest at the Calvin family's Louisiana plantation, concocts a campaign of terror designed to drive the poor girl crazy so that he can claim her vast inheritance. Sydney and his cohorts also have the presence of mind to murder all of Leslie's closest relatives, leaving her utterly helpless. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Merle Oberon
as Leslie Calvin
Franchot Tone
as Dr. George Grover
Thomas Mitchell
as Mr. Sydney
Fay Bainter
as Aunt Emily
Elisha Cook, Jr.
as Cleeve
John Qualen
as Uncle Norbert
Odette Myrtil
as Mama Boudreaux
Eugene Borden
as Papa Boudreaux
Eileen Coghlan
as Jeanette
Alan Napier
as Dr. Winters
Gerald Perreau-Saissine
as Boudreaux Boy
Gigi Perreau
as Boudreaux Girl
Paul E. Burns
as Station Agent

Crew

André De Toth
Director
Benedict E. Bogeaus
Producer
Arthur Horman
Screenwriter
Marian Cockrell
Book Author
Marian Cockrell
Screenwriter
Joan Harrison
Screenwriter
John Mescall
Cinematographer
Miklos Rozsa
Composer (Music Score)
Miklos Rozsa
Musical Direction/Supervision
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