Dead of Night (1945)
This movie was the main influence on The Dummy.
both stories concern a man with a recurring nightmare and feature actor Mervyn Johns
Uses the same premise for the ending: The protagonist had dreamed the entire movie, wakes up with his wife, gets a phone call regarding an important work assignment, and rushes off to it---repeating the exact sequence of events from the beginning of the film.
Bart calls to Homer from the car, "Room for one more."
Dot has forgotten the name of this movie and describes it to Barry. She says, "Well, all I remember is that there was a peculiar-looking man on the bus which turned into a hearse - 'Room for one more inside'. And Michael Redgrave... awww. He was a what-do-you-call-it a ventriloquist. Oh, it's ever such a good film, Barry." Dot finally remembers the title of the movie. She says, "What will poor Natalie going to think when you go clambering out of bed in the dead of the night... Dead of Night! That's the name of that film!"
Makes the countdown, is talked about.
The film's theatrical poster is shown.
Used as an example of an older occult film.
and also [excerpts] from
A fragment of this film is shown in this episode
Clips are shown.
Playing on television.
featured in documentary
Clips are shown