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Dead of Night (1945)
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Mervyn Johns Mervyn Johns
Walter Craig
Roland Culver Roland Culver
Eliot Foley
Mary Merrall Mary Merrall
Mrs. Foley
Googie Withers Googie Withers
Joan Cortland
Frederick Valk Frederick Valk
Dr. Van Straaten
Anthony Baird Anthony Baird
Hugh Grainger
Sally Ann Howes Sally Ann Howes
Sally O'Hara
Robert Wyndham Robert Wyndham
Dr. Albury


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H.G. Wells H.G. Wells
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E.F. Benson E.F. Benson
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3 months, 2 weeks ago at Nov 5 8:56
Released at a time when the portmanteau was an unknown concept, "Dead of Night" was the first British horror film, a genre banned from being produced during the war, to adopt the unprecedented format. Featuring individual sequences of a mysterious or supernatural bent, a framing device established the circular plot with each segment seamlessly seguing into the next. Neatly connecting each of the s... read more
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Architect Walter Craig, seeking the possibility of some work at a country farmhouse, soon finds himself once again stuck in his recurring nightmare. Dreading the end of the dream that he knows is coming, he must first listen to all the assembled guests' own bizarre tales.
Release date: 15 February 1946
UPC: 013131239799
Tags: Horror (9), Anthology (7), Mystery (6), Ghost (4), 1945 (4), Thriller (3), Ealing (3), Golf (3), Evil Doll (2), Ventriloquist (2), Mirror (2), Mind (2), Nightmare (2), Possession (2), Negativity (2), Reality (2), British (2), Classic (2), Portmanteau (1), Episodic Structure (1)
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