MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 37,186 this week

Nightmare (1942)

6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 37 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 1 critic

An ex-gambler helps a beautiful widow, and becomes involved with a murder, secret agents, and saboteurs.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (based on a story by)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 52 titles
created 30 Jun 2011
 
list image
a list of 210 titles
created 15 Feb 2012
 
a list of 2837 titles
created 05 Dec 2012
 
a list of 6727 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 1169 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Nightmare" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Nightmare (1942)

Nightmare (1942) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Nightmare.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The daughter of iconic actor John Barrymore becomes reunited with her father after a ten year estrangement and engages in his self-destructive lifestyle.

Director: Art Napoleon
Stars: Dorothy Malone, Errol Flynn, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
Time Limit (1957)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Military investigator Colonel Edwards is assigned a case involving Major Cargill, a Korean War POW who is accused of treason. Although Cargill admits his guilt and Edwards' superiors are ... See full summary »

Director: Karl Malden
Stars: Richard Widmark, Richard Basehart, Dolores Michaels
The Gorilla (1939)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

When a wealthy man (Atwill) is threatened by a killer known as The Gorilla, he hires the Ritz Brothers to investigate. A real escaped gorilla shows up at the mansion just as the ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Dwan
Stars: Jimmy Ritz, Harry Ritz, Al Ritz
The Big Combo (1955)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A police lt. is ordered to stop investigating deadly crime boss Mr. Brown, because he hasn't been able to get any hard evidence against him. He then goes after Brown's girlfriend who despises him, for information instead.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis
Stars: Richard Conte, Jean Wallace, Cornel Wilde
Sci-Fi | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Professor Quatermass, trying to gather support for his Lunar colonisation project, is intrigued by mysterious traces that have been showing up.

Director: Val Guest
Stars: Brian Donlevy, John Longden, Sidney James
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A family saga covering several decades of Westward expansion in the nineteenth century--including the Gold Rush, the Civil War, and the building of the railroads.

Directors: John Ford, Henry Hathaway, and 2 more credits »
Stars: James Stewart, John Wayne, Gregory Peck
Frankenstein (1931)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

An obsessed scientist assembles a living being from parts of exhumed corpses.

Director: James Whale
Stars: Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, Boris Karloff
Dracula (1931)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The ancient vampire Count Dracula arrives in England and begins to prey upon the virtuous young Mina.

Directors: Tod Browning, Karl Freund
Stars: Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler, David Manners
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Detectives Dick Williams and Andy McAllister find themselves trying to solve several crimes at an isolated mentally-ill hospital, where the patients range from slightly daffy to criminally ... See full summary »

Director: John Rawlins
Stars: Richard Arlen, Andy Devine, Jean Brooks
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A beautiful Dutch girl finds herself in Peking being pursued by agents of the Japanese government.

Director: Ray Taylor
Stars: William Gargan, Irene Hervey, Sam Levene
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In their third and last teaming, Bill Crane and Doc Williams visit a country estate to investigate threatening letters from the mysterious 'Eye.'

Director: Albert S. Rogell
Stars: Preston Foster, Frank Jenks, Joyce Compton
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Leslie Stafford aka Butch
...
Daniel Shane
...
Capt. Stafford
Eustace Wyatt ...
Angus - Innkeeper
Arthur Shields ...
Sergeant
Gavin Muir ...
J.B. Abbington
Stanley Logan ...
Inspector Robbins
...
James - Abbington's Butler
...
Hans - Nazi Agent
...
Karl aka Charles
David Clyde ...
Jock
Elspeth Dudgeon ...
Angus' Wife
Harold De Becker ...
Jeff Hawkins - London Cabby
Ivan F. Simpson ...
Arnold - Money Changer
Keith Hitchcock ...
London Bobby
Edit

Storyline

An ex-gambler helps a beautiful widow, and becomes involved with a murder, secret agents, and saboteurs.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

tuxedo | investigation | terror | butler | pub | See more »

Taglines:

The Door Swung Open - and THERE WAS THIS THING AGAIN...with the knife in its neck again...and here was this man...the man she had given her terrified trust...who had hidden that body not an hour before...and she was his prisoner again...and his arms were around her again...(original poster)

Genres:

Crime | Mystery

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 November 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pesadelo  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Part of the Shock Theater package of 52 Universal titles released to television in 1957, followed a year later with SON OF SHOCK, which added 20 more features. See more »

Quotes

Daniel Shane: [to Leslie Stafford] You've got a Tiffany front but a hock-shop in back - I can see through you like cellophane.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Excellent espionage thriller with fascinating leading lady
31 July 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a splendid early wartime thriller, with the wonderful plot twist that a corpse with a knife in his back is found and disposed of, but then reappears the next day in the same place with another knife in his back. A Nazi spy code-named SI-10 turns out to be identical with the license plate of his Lagonda, in which a secret microphone/speaker is disguised as a dashboard cigarette lighter. This is the only film ever produced by Dwight Taylor, the well known screenwriter who also scripted this. The main appeal of this film however is the powerful presence of the intensely disturbed Diana Barrymore, who combines womanly charm and fascination with a violent streak so terrifying and uncontrollable that it has rarely been encountered so unequivocally on screen. So powerful is this unsettling violence in her nature, that her tragic life story and suicide all too amply confirm that it was not just acting. As an actress, she was a natural. What a pity that she was so self-destructively mixed up, since a major talent was lost to the screen. She could have been the greatest Barrymore of them all if she could have held herself together. Brian Donlevy does very well as the whimsical American who gets mixed up in this story because he has been 'bombed-out' in the London Blitz while dressed in his dinner jacket. There are no gag lines in this script. It is a dark and brooding work, made darker by the London Blackout of course. There are many highly tense moments, and this thriller really works.


6 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
On which novel is this movie based? waldenpond88
Discuss Nightmare (1942) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?