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1 June 1942 (UK) See more »
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She loved the man, even though she thought he was a murderer!
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Two teachers, man-hungry Doris and restrained Marian, visit the Yorkshire moors a year after friend Evelyn disappeared there... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Joyce Howard obituary
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Actress Howard Dies
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Two of the Most Spine-Chilling Moments in Film Noir! See more (12 total) »

Cast

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James Mason ... Stephen Deremid
Wilfrid Lawson ... Jim Sturrock
Mary Clare ... Mrs. Ranger
Joyce Howard ... Marian Ives
Tucker McGuire ... Doris
John Fernald ... Dr. Barry Randall
Dorothy Black ... Miss Fenwick
Amy Dalby ... Miss Miggs
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Jack Vyvian ... Local Policeman (uncredited)
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Directed by
Leslie Arliss 
 
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John Argyle 
Leslie Arliss 
Alan Kennington  novel

Produced by
John Argyle .... producer
 
Original Music by
Charles Williams 
 
Cinematography by
Günther Krampf 
 
Film Editing by
Flora Newton 
 
Production Design by
Duncan Sutherland 
 
Costume Design by
Jill Casson 
 
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Harry Benson .... sound
Bert Ross .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ronald Anscombe .... camera operator
 

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Also Known As:
"Moonlight Madness" - USA (reissue title)
"Terror House" - USA
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79 min | USA:62 min
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Deremid's statement, "I can cook 57 varieties", is a reference to Heinz' tinned soups.See more »
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Two of the Most Spine-Chilling Moments in Film Noir!, 7 November 2008
Author: John Howard Reid (rastar330@yahoo.com.au) from Sydney, Australia

In the classic vein of the noirish mystery thriller, The Night Has Eyes is "written and directed" by Leslie Arliss, who does such absolute wonders on the small sound stages at Welwyn Garden Studios, we never have the impression that this is anything else but an extremely high budget picture. Arliss is given marvelous assistance by art director Duncan Sutherland and perfectionist lighting cameraman Gunther Krampf. The stand-out cast is led by James Mason as the moody recluse, Mary Clare as his well-wishing housekeeper, Joyce Howard as the heroine, Tucker McGuire as her man-crazy friend, and playwright John Fernald (who collaborated with director Arliss on additional dialogue) in the first of only two appearances in front of the camera, as the helpful doctor. The beginning and end of the climactic sequence rate as two of the most unforgettable moments in world cinema.

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