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So Dark the Night (1946)

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A renowned and relentless Paris detective takes his first vacation in eleven years at a small inn in the French countryside. There he meets and falls in love with the hotelier's daughter, ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Steven Geray ...
Micheline Cheirel ...
Nanette Michaud
Eugene Borden ...
Pierre Michaud
Ann Codee ...
Mama Michaud
Egon Brecher ...
Dr. Boncourt
Helen Freeman ...
Widow Bridelle
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A renowned and relentless Paris detective takes his first vacation in eleven years at a small inn in the French countryside. There he meets and falls in love with the hotelier's daughter, who had been betrothed to a neighboring farmer, but who hopes to marry him and move to Paris. On the evening of their engagement, both the fiancée and the farmer disappear. What has happened to them? Who is responsible? Can the famed detective apply his talents to a rural mystery? Written by klg19

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10 October 1946 (USA)  »

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Così scura la notte  »

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[encouraging Nanette to make a play for the much older, but well-to-do, Henri]
Mama Michaud: Love has its place -- but it puts no butter on the table.
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Great little suspenseful film.
5 March 1999 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Joseph H. lewis was a great director who could do wonderful films with little money. Maybe that was why Columbia's president Harry Cohn gave him so much freedom to work. So Dark is the Night is an almost noir entry about a French detective on vacation in a little town near Paris who investigates some murders which he was somehow involved. A short and objective cheap movie that does not hide the director's talent and gives Steve Geray a great role. People who want to make unexpensive movies should know this gem.


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