The Woman in White


A young painter stumbles upon an assortment of odd characters at an English estate where he has been hired to give art lessons to beautiful Laura Fairlie. Among them are Anne Catherick, a strange young woman dressed in white whom he meets in the forest and who bears a striking resemblance to Laura; cunning Count Fosco, who hopes to obtain an inheritance for nobleman Sir Percival Glyde, whom he plans to have Laura marry; Mr. Fairlie, a hypochondriac who can't stand to have anyone make the slightest noise; and eccentric Countess Fosco who has her own dark secret. The artist also finds himself drawn to Marion Halcomb, a distant relation to Laura for whom the Count also has plans.

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  1. Stephen Morehouse Avery


  2. Wilkie Collins


  3. Peter Godfrey


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  1. Alexis Smith

    Alexis Smith

    Marian Halcombe

  2. Eleanor Parker

    Eleanor Parker

    Laura Fairlie / Ann Catherick

  3. Sydney Greenstreet

    Sydney Greenstreet

    Count Fosco

  4. Gig Young

    Gig Young

    Walter Hartright

  5. Agnes Moorehead

    Agnes Moorehead

    Countess Fosco

  6. John Abbott

    John Abbott

    Frederick Fairlie

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 49m

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  • May 15, 1948



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

Limmeridge House of Mystery.

The Woman in White is directed by Peter Godfrey and adapted to screenplay by Stephen Morehouse Avery from the novel of the same name written by Wilkie Collins. It stars Alexis Smith, Eleanor Parker, Sydney Greenstreet, Gig Young, Agnes Moorehead, John Abbott and John Emery. Music is by Max Steiner and cinematography by Carl E. Guthrie.

England 1851 and artist Walter Hartright (Young) makes his way through the woods to the Limmeridge Estate where he is to teach drawing to Laura Fairlie (Parker). But he is stopped in his tracks by a woman dressed all in white, s... read the rest.

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