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A Night of Terror (1937)

Love from a Stranger (original title)
Approved | | Drama, Mystery, Romance | 18 April 1937 (USA)
A lottery winner breaks up with her fiancé and marries a fortune hunter who proves to be dangerous.

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Storyline

Carol wins the lottery, but unfortunately her sudden wealth leads to a disagreement with her fiancé Ronald, and the two break up. Carol quickly falls in love with the romantic and mysterious Gerald, and marries him despite the warnings of her friends. It is not long before Carol begins to see that Gerald is disturbed and perhaps even dangerous, and she soon realizes that she is in great peril. Written by Snow Leopard

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Caught in the web of a madman! See more »


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(Western Electric Sound System)

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This movie was banned from public showing in Sweden by the Swedish Censorshipboard in June 1937. Censorship number 55.945. See more »

Connections

Remade as Love from a Stranger (1947) See more »

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Poupee Valsante
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Music by Edouard Poldini
Arranged by Fritz Kreisler
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Very Good Once It Gets Going
21 August 2002 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

Once this gets moving, it's a good thriller with an interesting story that is well worth watching. It has a good cast, led by Basil Rathbone and Ann Harding. The last half of it builds up the suspense very nicely in leading up to a tense climax.

The story is a fairly straightforward one about a young woman who is swept away by a charming man, and then quickly marries him, but then begins to wonder if he is really what he seems to be. The first part is rather slow in setting everything up (the Agatha Christie story on which the play and movie are based is much more economical, and just as suspenseful), but stick with it, because the last part is more than worth waiting for. It squeezes quite a bit out of the possibilities that the situation offers, and you'll definitely want to find out what happens.


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