Among the Living (1941 film)

Among the Living is a 1941 film noir directed by Stuart Heisler and starring Albert Dekker, Susan Hayward, Harry Carey and Frances Farmer.[1][2] The film is a mix of social drama, horror film, and suspense thriller.

Among the Living
Theatrical release poster
Directed byStuart Heisler
Produced bySol C. Siegel
Screenplay by
Story by
  • Brian Marlow
  • Lester Cole
Music byGerard Carbonara
CinematographyTheodor Sparkuhl
Edited byEverett Douglas
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • December 12, 1941 (1941-12-12) (New York City)
Running time
67 minutes
CountryUnited States


Albert Dekker plays twins, John and Paul. Paul supposedly died when he was 10, but actually went insane and was kept in a secret room in his parents' mansion.



Time Out Paris called the film "a gripping piece of Southern Gothic".[3] Ted Shen of the Chicago Reader wrote, "The cinematography is gloomy and noirish but the psychology is simplistic".[4]


  1. Among the Living at the American Film Institute Catalog.
  2. Silver, Alain (2010). Film Noir: The Encyclopedia. p. 27. ISBN 978-0715638804.
  3. "Among the Living". Time Out Paris. Retrieved February 20, 2015.
  4. Shen, Ted. "Among the Living". Chicago Reader. Retrieved February 20, 2015.
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