The House Across the Bay Poster

Release Date: 1940

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 26 min

Plot Summary
Nightclub owner Steve Larwitt (George Raft) sees his empire of investments collapse as he faces tax evasion charges and attacks by rivals. Believing Steve will be safer in prison for one year, his wife, Brenda (Joan Bennett), testifies against him on advice from his lawyer, Slant Kolma (Lloyd Nolan), who is in love with her. After Steve receives 10 years in Alcatraz, Brenda moves to be near him and avoids advances of airplane builder Tim Nolan (Walter Pidgeon), who knows nothing about her past.

Cast: George Raft, Joan Bennett, Lloyd Nolan, Walter Pidgeon, Gladys George, Billy Wayne, June Knight, Peggy Shannon

Director: Archie Mayo

Genres: Crime drama

Keywords: Sacrifice, Suspenseful, Revenge, Wife, Marriage, Rivalry, Prison, 1940s, Escape, Dark, Intense, New York City