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Fear in the Night (1947)

Passed  -  Crime | Drama | Film-Noir  -  18 April 1947 (USA)
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A man dreams he committed murder, then begins to suspect it was real.

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Kay Scott ...
Betty Winters
Charles Victor ...
Captain Warner
Robert Emmett Keane ...
Lewis Belknap, aka Harry Byrd
Jeff York ...
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Bank teller Vince Grayson wakes from a nightmare in which he and an unknown woman murdered a man in a strange, mirrored room. Only a dream...but Vince finds that he has physical objects and bruises from his "dream." His cop brother-in-law dismisses his story...until the family, on a picnic, takes shelter from a thunderstorm in a deserted mansion containing that mirrored room. Is doom closing in on Vince? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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:Last night I dreamed I KILLED a man!...I DIDN'T WANT TO DO IT, BUT...MY BRAIN WAS HANDCUFFED! (original ad) See more »


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And So Scared to Death  »

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Feature film debut of DeForest Kelley. See more »

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It is daytime when Vince Grayson (DeForrest Kelly) is about to jump out of his window. When his brother in law goes to save him-it is nighttime. When he is pulled back into the window-it is daytime again See more »

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Decent film Noir with Modest Budget
22 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OK, this is a little film noir from 1947. You can stream this one for free on Netflix or for free at Archive.org. Fear in the Night is about a man (Vince) who has a terrible nightmare in which, he kills a man in a strange mirrored room.

When he wakes up he discovers that he has blood on his wrist on bruises on his neck just like in his dream. Slowly Vince begins to realize that he may have actually committed the murder that he dreamed about. In a panic Vince enlists the aid of his brother in law Cliff and the two of them try to figure out what happened before Vince is arrested for murder.

You can tell right away that this was made on a modest budget and some of the acting is pretty atrocious but, it's an interesting crime drama and was an enjoyable watch.

This movie was re-made with the same director in 1956 with Edward G. Robinson. This time it was called Nightmare.

This is the feature film debut of DeForest Kelley who later went on to play "Bones" on Star Trek.


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