American screen siren Hillary Brooke is a consummate femme fatale in this British noir thriller of 1954 – an early feature by Emmy-winning writer-director Ken Hughes (adapting his own novel High Wray) and one of a series of now highly regarded B-movies jointly financed by Hammer Films and American producer Robert L. Lippert. Co-starring Alan Wheatley – soon to feature in an enduring TV role as the Sheriff of Nottingham in The Adventures of Robin Hood – and a pre-Carry On Sid James The House Across the Lake (a.k.a. Heat Wave) is presented in a brand... new transfer from original film elements in its original aspect ratio. The bungalow which author Mark Kenrick has rented to toil over his new novel is quiet but for the sounds coming from a lively party across the lake at the exclusive home of Beverley Forrest and his young ex-model wife Carol. When she calls Mark to ask if he would collect some stranded guests he obliges but is shocked to find that Carol is both calculating and manipulative... and he is about to find out just how far she is prepared to go in order to get what she wants! Special Features: Image gallery Original Theatrical trailer [show more]
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Ken Hughes directs this 1950s British drama, an adaptation of his own novel 'High Wray'. Author Mark Kenrick (Alex Nicol) rents a secluded lakeside home with the intention of finding peace and quiet to write his new novel. Instead, he finds himself invited to a busy party on the other side of the lake, where the mild-mannered Beverley Forrest (Sidney James) and his feisty young wife Carol (Hillary Brooke) are the hosts. Mark is helpless to resist the charms of Carol, who makes it abundantly clear that she is willing to cheat on her husband. However, when Carol informs Mark that she wants Beverley out of the picture altogether, events take a more sinister turn...