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Maria Marten, or The Murder in the Red Barn

Maria Marten, or The Murder in the Red Barn

Maria Marten, or The Murder in the Red Barn is a 1935 British film melodrama film starring Tod Slaughter and Eric Portman. It was directed by Milton Rosmer. It is based on the true story of the 1827 Red Barn Murder. The film is also known as Murder in the Red Barn (short UK title).

Plot

William Corder seduces then murders innocent country maiden Maria Marten in the red barn before burying her body beneath the barn floor. She gets murdered because she becomes pregnant and too annoying for William.

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    author
    director Milton Rosmer
    editor Charles Saunders
    genre crime drama thriller
    keywords annoy murder
    musicBy Leo T. Croke
    producer George King
    theme melodrama