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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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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 
 
Sound Department
Harry Benson .... sound
Bert Ross .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ronald Anscombe .... camera operator
 

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Also Known As:
"The Night Has Eyes" - UK (original title)
"Moonlight Madness" - USA (reissue title)
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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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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Better as a Romance, 11 December 2002
Author: Space_Mafune from Newfoundland, Canada

A pretty young school teacher named Marian(played by the very lovely Joyce Howard) sets out to investigate the disappearance of her friend Evelyn who had vanished on the Yorkshire Moors a year before.

Soon however her and her American friend Doris(enlisted to accompany Marian) get caught in an awful rainstorm but luckily happen upon an unlikely house located in the vicinity.

A bizarre young man named Stephen Deremid(played by James Mason), a former composer, offers them shelter for the night but warns the ladies to keep their doors locked at night. We soon learn that Deremid fears he cannot trust himself - fear he might unknowingly do harm to others following his years of fighting in the Spanish war and being held in a prison camp. But Marian soon finds herself in love with Stephen and sets out to help him at any. However others have more ghoulish intentions for the couple.

This film works much better in its Romantic settings than it does in its Horror ones. Character changes come rather abruptly and unexpectedly. The Yorkshire Moors does make a creepy setting however--with the fog, muck, dead trees and nothingness certainly contributing a sense of horror to the film. The best thing to watch this one for is the romance...those expecting out and out horror will find disappointment.

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